Effects of Macro and Micro Minerals on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle - A Review

Authors(3) :-C. Velladurai, M. Selvaraju, R. Ezakial Napolean

Minerals are very important nutrients for dairy animal production. Deficiency of minerals may leads to certain structural, physiological or immunological disorder affecting growth, production and reproductive health of animals. Minerals deficiency is an area specific problem and supplementation strategy must be revised accordingly. In dairy cows, minerals requirements are influenced by several factors including age, stage of pregnancy and stage of lactation. Requirements of minerals for reproduction and immunity are generally higher than maintenance requirement of animals. Supplementation of minerals requires correct knowledge of bioavailability, sources, requirement of animal and mineral interactions with other nutrients. Current review highlighted the recent updates on mineral requirements of dairy animals for reproduction with special reference to their requirements, metabolic functions and mineral interactions.

Authors and Affiliations

C. Velladurai
Department of Animal Reproduction Gynaecology and Obstetrics
M. Selvaraju
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-2, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Ezakial Napolean
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-2, Tamil Nadu, India

Dairy Cattle, Macro and Micro Minerals, Production, Reproduction

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-02-28
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C. Velladurai, M. Selvaraju, R. Ezakial Napolean, " Effects of Macro and Micro Minerals on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle - A Review", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.68-74, January-February-2016.
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