Novus Research Featured at Recent Joint Animal Sciences Meeting

More than ten abstracts addressed ruminant health and nutrition

Aug 01, 2012, 06:00 ET from Novus International, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus research scientists and collaborators presented more than ten abstracts focused on ruminant health and nutrition at the 2012 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), held in Phoenix, Arizona on July 15-17, 2012.

The latest insight and discoveries presented covered a range of topics including leg injuries and lameness in dairy cows, comparison of chelated vs. inorganic trace minerals in beef heifers, the effect of an antioxidant on the response of lactating dairy cows to heat stress, evaluation of the rumen escape of methionine precursors, the effects of zinc concentration on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers, and much more.

"Novus is committed to developing animal health and nutrition solutions based on a strong foundation of science," stated Dr. Chris D. Knight, Sr. Vice President, Research & Development at Novus. "Our global research encompasses everything from basic discovery through innovation, to customer Return on Investment (ROI) in commercial scale field applications. We're pleased with the work that the Novus research scientists and collaborators presented at JAM 2012."

The broad nature and scope of the work presented by Novus reflects the diverse portfolio and research in support of the key product lines of antioxidants, trace minerals and amino acids. Novus collaborates with numerous universities including more than five public institutions featured at JAM to help test and prove the effectiveness of its products and solutions. The company is committed to not only doing the research, but to openly sharing the results in order to help improve the profitability of dairy and beef producers globally.

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