The effects of Ascophyllum nodosom on immune function, performance, and carcass characteristics of sheep and cattle
Gravett, Richard Brent
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Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficiency of Ascophyllum nodosum (Tasco) fed to sheep or cattle. In experiment 1, 54 wether lambs were fed Tasco-14 (meal) or Tasco- EX (extract) at dietary levels of 0.0%, 0.25%, 0.50%, 1.0% and 2.0%, to determine performance characteristics, carcass characteristics and immune function traits. There were no differences among all treatments for performance characteristics (P>.05), carcass traits, and hnmune response (P>.05). Immune response was also not different (P>.05) among the extract, meal and control diets.