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Novus will present the results of four studies at the annual event

SAINT CHARLES, MO (May 26, 2022) – Science and best practices are the foundation of the dairy industry. To demonstrate how it continues to prioritize quality research for dairy customers, Novus International will share its latest scientific findings at the 2022 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Annual Meeting, June 19-22 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Novus will present information on four topics during the event’s symposia and oral sessions.

Karen Luchterhand, Ph.D., C.O.W.S.™ program manager, will provide three oral presentations on Tuesday, June 21 during the Animal Behavior and Well-Being oral session, chaired by Meagan King of the University of Manitoba (Canada) in room Bartle 2105.

  • 11:00 a.m. CST - The effect of stocking density on cow comfort measures in Jersey dairy cows. Presented by collaborator Dr. Luciano Caixeta from the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota (United States).
  • 11:15 a.m. CST - Effect of stocking density on lameness and milk yield of Jersey cows.
  • 4:45 p.m. CST - Management factors associated with milk yield in dry lot facilities.

Luchterhand said these presentations reflect the work she and her team are doing with Novus customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

“The information I’m presenting comes from what we’ve analyzed through the Novus C.O.W.S.™ Program. Through C.O.W.S.™, we work with our customers to identify ways of unlocking bottlenecks and improving cow performance and health,” Luchterhand says. “The acronym stands for ‘Comfort, Oxidative Balance, Well-Being, Sustainability,’ which are all aspects we want to address through these comprehensive dairy assessments.”

During the poster presentation on Tuesday, June 21 in Exhibit Hall A, Novus Senior Research Scientist Heather Tucker, Ph.D., will share her research titled, “Comparison of zinc sources on increased tissue zinc enrichment with dietary antagonism.”

Tucker says this research is a continuation of the absorption story of MINTREX® bis-chelated trace minerals.

“MINTREX® isn’t a typical organic trace mineral. It’s a unique bis-chelate, meaning the mineral is bonded to two HMTBa molecules,” she says. “HMTBa is the methionine source of our ALIMET® feed supplement, MFP® feed supplement, and MHA® feed supplement. This unique bond allows the mineral to retain its composition and not be so impacted by antagonists in the gut and feed, so the mineral is ultimately wholly delivered to the site of absorption. Additionally, thanks to the HMTBa, methionine is delivered consistently to the animal. The new research I’m presenting at ADSA explains how, where, and how much MINTREX® Zn is absorbed in the animal.”

The poster will be viewable in Exhibit Hall A from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST with Tucker on-site to discuss the research from 7:30-9:30 a.m. CST.

“We’re very glad to be back in person at ADSA this year,” says Novus North America Ruminant Executive Regional Sales Manager Jim Sullivan. “The pandemic taught us a lot and one important lesson is that nothing compares to being face-to-face with your peers when it comes to discussing the latest research. We’re eager for this opportunity to show that Novus is dedicated to improving and supporting the dairy industry for years to come.”

Company representatives will also be at the event to share how Novus nutrition solutions are driven by science and designed for profitability. Stop by Novus booth 418 to discuss the products that support dairy producers as they work to improve cow health and performance and farm sustainability.

Novus International is a global feed additive company providing health and nutrition solutions for producers, farmers, integrators, nutritionists, veterinarians, and feed mills in the livestock, poultry, and aquaculture sectors.

The American Dairy Science Association is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives committed to advancing the dairy industry. For more information about the 2022 ADSA Annual Meeting, visit https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/2022-Annual-Meeting.


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