Overall increasing DCAD
levels in diets improved DMI and milk yield (3.5 and 11.1% respectively) however increasing Mg levels in diets showed negative effects on productive performance of Beetal goats.
(dietary cation-anion difference) diets are the new method of prevention.
Feeding low DCAD
during the 3 to 4 wk before calving had beneficial effects on systemic acid-base status, calcium metabolism, prepartum health and also postpartum productive performance (Horst et al., 1994).
Adjustment of the DCAD
in sheep diets is helpful in preventing what disorder?
Research into the actions and benefits of regulating the DCAD
or K concentrations in pre-calving diets has been extensive during recent years, but not when cows experience a shortened dry period.
Figure 23-16 Dietary Cation--Anion Difference (DCAD
) is used to assess the impact of the ration's mineral content on the body's efforts to regulate blood pH.
Figure 25-9 Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD
): mEq (Na + K ) - mEq (Cl + S) DCAD
is used to assess the impact of the ration's mineral content on the body's efforts to regulate blood pH.
ABSTRACT : Influence of -110, +110, +220 and +330 mEq/kg of dry matter (DM) dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD
) on growth performance of Thalli lambs were examined in a randomized complete block design.
A synergistic effect can be expected if the dietary cation and anion difference (DCAD
) technique is used in combination with dietary supplementation of cholecalciferol.
Supplementation with high dietary cation and anion difference (DCAD
) by increasing sodium and potassium in both species increased both WI and dry matter intake (DMI) as reported by previous studies [7,8].