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Table 4 Results of analysis of hay samples from two different fields and the theoretical calculated ration with intake of 13.5 kg dry matter (DM) from hay sample 1 and 0.1 kg dry matter from the mineral supplement

From: Malnutrition as the cause of recumbency in suckler cows associated with Trypanosoma theileri infection

   Hay sample 1 Hay sample 2 Mineral supplement Calculated ration using hay sample 1
In kg DM In kg DM In kg DM Intake per animal
NEL MJ/kg 4.6 5.7   62.1
Crude protein G 52 88   702
Crude fibre G 357 293   4819.5
Crude fat G 15 15   202.5
Sugar G 113 154   1525.5
Potassium G 17.7 23.6   238.95
Calcium G 3.2 3.4 110 54.2
Phosphate G 2.2 2.5 60 35.7
Sodium G 0.2 0.07 90 11.7
Magnesium G 1.2 1.2 120 28.2
Chloride G 2.8 3.6   37.8
Sulfur G 1.2 1.4   16.2
Copper Mg 3.6 4.5 1200 168.6
Zinc Mg 17.7 20.8 6000 838.95
Manganese Mg 103 104   1390.5
Iron Mg 100 81   1350
Selenium Mg 0.04 0.04 20 2.54
Molybdenum Mg 1.59 0.36   21.465