What does rumensin do to cattle?

Rumensin gives cows a boost of extra energy* that can increase their milk production efficiency. Rumensin is the first FDA-approved feed ingredient for lactating and dry cows that increases milk production efficiency† by delivering more milk per pound of feed while maintaining milk’s natural wholesomeness.

Can bred cows have rumensin?

Feeding Rumensin to beef cows has also been shown to increase the number of cows that become pregnant, thus allowing more calves to be born….Kasey Woolam.

Table 3. Economics of Feeding Rumensin Year Round to Beef Cows
Steer/Heifer Value, $/lb for 500 lb Calves 1.6886
Rumensin Cost/Cow/Day, $ 0.02

Is monensin safe for pregnant cows?

Treat- ment did not significantly alter any reproductive out- come; 54.5% of cows treated with monensin and 58.2% of control cows were pregnant at first service, and days to conception were lower for cows treated with monensin.

Does rumensin prevent bloat?

Feeding an ionophore can also reduce the potential for bloat. Monensin (Rumensin®) can greatly reduce incidence and severity of pasture bloat but it will not eliminate the problem {Table 2). Some animals do not respond as well as others.

How much rumensin do you give a cow?

Feeding Directions: Feed at a rate of 0.14 to 0.42 mg per pound of body weight per day, depending upon severity of challenge, up to a maximum of 200 mg per head per day. During the first 5 days, pastured cattle should receive no more than 100 mg per day contained in not less than 1 pound of feed.

How do you Debloat a cow?


  1. Passing a stomach tube is the best treatment for gassy bloat.
  2. In a few cases a trochar and cannula punched through the side into the rumen will relieve gassy bloat when a stomach tube has not worked.
  3. For frothy bloat, antifoaming agents that disperse the foam should be given by stomach tube.

How do you get gas out of a cow’s stomach?