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Animal Health & Welfare

Managing Rumen Health To Improve Productivity

February 25, 2015

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Presenters

  • Greg Penner, Ph.D., professor and researcher at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Reynold Bergen, Ph.D., BCRC's Science Director
  • Tracy Herbert, BCRC's Beef Extension Coordinator

Video Guide

00:00 - 02:15: Welcome Comments
02:16 - 03:01: Agenda
03:02 - 12:27: Investments in Beef Research in Canada
12:28 - 29:54: Rumen Health
29:55 - 34:31: Polling the Audience
34:32 - 1:00:28: Rumen Health (con't)
1:00:54 - 1:30:12: Questions from the Audience
1:30:12 - 1:32:01: How to Stay Connected with BCRC and Closing Comments

More information about rumen health

The Cows Digestive System
Texas AgriLife Extension
http://animalscience-old.tamu.edu/beef-skillathon/nutrition_digestivesystem.html

Ruminal Acidosis: Beef Research School 
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/ruminal-acidosis-video/

Improving the barrier function of the gut to prevent disease 
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/improving-the-barrier-function-of-the-gut-to-prevent-disease-133

Subacute Ruminal Acidosis
The Merck Veterinary Manual
http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/digestive_system/diseases_of_the_ruminant_forestomach/subacute_ruminal_acidosis.html

Exploring potential benefits of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic use in cattle
Beef Cattle Research Council 
http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/exploring-potential-benefits-of-prebiotic-probiotic-and-synbiotic-use-in-cattle-139

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