Coccidiostatic action of monensin fed to lambs: body weight gains and feed conversion efficacy.

@article{Bergstrom1976CoccidiostaticAO,
  title={Coccidiostatic action of monensin fed to lambs: body weight gains and feed conversion efficacy.},
  author={R C Bergstrom and Leroy R. Maki},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1976},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={79-81}
}
Thirty crossbred ewe lambs weighing an average of 37.3 kg were allotted to 6 groups of 5 lambs each so that group weights were nearly equal. Lambs were fed dehydrated alfalfa pellets, initially at 1.14 kg/day and subsequently increased after experimental day 15 and 42. Each lamb was artificially infected with 18,000 sporulated oocysts of Eimeria ninakohlyakimovae. Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 were given monensin in the form of medicated alfalfa pellets at dose levels of 5, 10, 20, and 30 g/metric ton… CONTINUE READING