Meta-analysis of the effects of monensin in beef cattle on feed efficiency, body weight gain, and dry matter intake.

@article{Duffield2012MetaanalysisOT,
  title={Meta-analysis of the effects of monensin in beef cattle on feed efficiency, body weight gain, and dry matter intake.},
  author={Todd F. Duffield and John K. Merrill and Randal Bagg},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={4583-92}
}
A meta-analysis of the impact of monensin on growing and finishing beef cattle was conducted after a search of the literature. A total of 40 peer-reviewed articles and 24 additional trial reports with monensin feeding in beef cattle were selected, after meeting apriori quality criteria. Data for each trial were extracted and analyzed using meta-analysis software in STATA. Estimated effect size of monensin was calculated for feed efficiency (FE), ADG, and DMI. Monensin use in growing and… CONTINUE READING