Immune additive boosts calf growth in university study

Immune additive boosts calf growth in university study

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Immune-boosting animal feed additive could offer performance-enhancing benefits in beef cattle

A two-year study from the University of Arkansas, Oklahoma State University and Iowa State University yielded what one author described as “surprising” results for beef cattle fed a Phibro Animal Health supplement called OmniGen-AF. Although the supplement did not increase immunity to bovine respiratory disease, calves that received the additive grew faster than those that did not.