Study finds no harm from Zilmax feed supplement

A study of 20 heifers found “no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being” from the feed supplement Zilmax to promote weight gain, says the University of Nebraska. Its researchers joined USDA scientists for the 26-day study. Drug maker Merck withdrew Zilmax from the market last year after reports of cattle appearing lame or having… » Read More

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