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Agricultural Reviews, volume 37 issue 4 (december 2016) : 333-337

Minerals and its impact on fertility of livestock: A review

D.J. Talukdar*, Papori Talukdar, K. Ahmed
1<p>Department of Animal Reproduction,&nbsp;Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Science, Guwahati-781 022, Assam, India.</p>
Cite article:- Talukdar* D.J., Talukdar Papori, Ahmed K. (2016). Minerals and its impact on fertility of livestock: A review . Agricultural Reviews. 37(4): 333-337. doi: 10.18805/ag.v37i4.6464.

Minerals are essential for growth and reproduction of the livestock. The deficiency of the macro and micro minerals have a great impact on animal’s reproductive physiology and its imbalance causes various problems leading to lowered reproductive efficiency. Adequate minerals supplementation is required as most of the roughages, greens, concentrate and even most of commercial feeds are deficient in trace mineral elements. The best recommendation at present is to provide a feeding program for productive animals which is balanced for all minerals and meets all known requirements. 

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