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Arroyo Cabral, Argentina

Natural pastures from northeastern Argentina reveal seasonal nutritional deficiencies. The objective of the trial was to verify the effects of an injectable commercial formulation consisted of minerals, vitamins and proteins, in 18 months old Braford steers (160-200 kg liveweight). Three groups of 10 animals each were submitted to the assay. Group 1 received 3 applications of 10 ml SC every 22 days, and group 2 the same dose every 32 days. Group 3 was used as a control. After 96 days weight gains of 53.9 kg (group 1), 44.8 kg (group 2) and 36.4 kg (group 3) were registered, without adverse effects. The assayed commercial formulation was more effective at a dose of 10 ml every 22 days.

Crudeli G.A.,Catedra Teriogenologia | Patino E.M.,Catedra Tecnologia de los Alimentos | Maldonado Vargas P.,Catedra Teriogenologia | Konrad J.L.,Catedra Teriogenologia
Revista Veterinaria | Year: 2014

The buffalo began to be introduced to the country in the early twentieth century, by importing Mediterranean, Murrah and Jafarabadi breeds. Today buffalo population reached 87.711 heads, which are distributed in 20 out of the 23 provinces that conforms the country. The 80% of the population of buffaloes is found in northeastern region, being the provinces of Formosa and Corrientes those with the largest buffalo population. The country has 8 million hectares suitable to withstand a load of 4 million buffaloes.

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