Importance of micro minerals in reproductive performance of livestock
Kumar, Sudhir; Pandey, Anil Kumar; Razaaque, W.A.A. and Dwivedi, Dinesh Kumar (2011) Importance of micro minerals in reproductive performance of livestock. Veterinary World, 4 (5). pp. 230-233. ISSN 0972-8988, EISSN 2231-0916
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Micro minerals have a great impact on animal's reproductive physiology and its imbalance causes various problems leading to lowered reproductive efficiency and resultant monetary loss to the dairy industry. Adequate micro minerals supplementation is required as most of the roughages, greens, concentrates and even most of commercial feeds available to Indian market are deficient in trace mineral elements. Often correcting an imbalance in mineral levels can sole a nagging problem by improving reproductive performance and health with little additional cost. As terrain and agro climatic area of India is quite diverse, so one therapeutic treatment may not be suitable for other regions. Hence there is a need to map of the various nutrient status in soil, fodder and animal, so that accordingly an area specific mineral may me supplemented.
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