receiving programs, deccox, aureomycin, feedlot
One-hundred thirty Angus steer calves (492 Ib) were utilized in a study to determine the effect of feeding Deccox, Aureomycin or a combination of Deccox and Aureomycin on feedlot performance during the feedlot receiving period (29 days). All cattle were fed diets consisting of 50% concentrate on a dry matter basis. No clinical symptoms of respiratory illness or= coccidiosis were observed for any of the cattle in this study. There were no significant differences in average daily dry matter intake due to medication treatment. Feeding Deccox improved (P = .0161) average daily gain about 10.9%. Feeding Aureomycin tended to improve (P = .0771) average daily gain. These data support the use of Deccox in feedlot receiving programs even in the absence of clinical coccidiosis.
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Wagner, J.J. and Hanson, R., "Effect of Deccox¹ and Aureomycin² on Performance of Feedlot Steers During the Receiving Period" (1989). South Dakota Beef Report, 1989. 20.