Dietary manganese for dry and lactating Holstein cows.


Apparent digestibility and retention of Mn by dairy cows was used to compare 2 sources of Mn and to estimate Mn requirements. In experiment 1, Holstein cows at dry-off (60 d prepartum) were fed a basal diet with no supplemental Mn (43 mg of Mn/kg of dry matter) and received a daily bolus of 0 or 200 mg/d supplemental Mn from MnSO4 or from Mn-Met (6 cows per… (More)