We have provided the feedstuff manufacturers with feed-grade Magnesium Sulphate, since Laiyu Chemical obtained the Feed Supplement Manufacturing License in 2006. The annual export volume reaches approximately 15,000 tons. According to statistics, the market shares in Australia and New Zealand can reach over 70%.
Magnesium is an essential element for the process of bone formation and muscle contraction in animals. As an activator of various enzymes, it plays a vital role in substance metabolism and neurological function in animals. A lack of magnesium in animals may lead to the chaos of substance metabolism and neurological function, as well as the supply and demand imbalance. In addition, it may affect the growth of livestock, or even result in death.
The magnesium fertilizer is usually applied in meadow during the period from early spring to the end of the year, or until the green grass can offer sufficient magnesium content. Alternatively, the appropriate amount of Magnesium Sulphate can be added into the feedstuff or drinking water, which can meet the demand for the growth of cattle sebum. In addition, it can enormously improve the milk quality and increase the quantities of dairy cows.
Physiological Functions of Magnesium in Animals
1. Magnesium is one of the important components of both skeleton and teeth in animals. Each animal contains approximately 0.05% of magnesium. Among them, about 70% of magnesium exists in the skeleton in the form of phosphates or carbonates.
2. Magnesium is one of the structural constitutions of soft tissue in animals. Its content reaches 30%. For instance, the great majority of magnesium exists in brain, liver, kidney, and striated muscle. In blood, over 70% of magnesium is located in cells.
3. Moreover, the magnesium directly participates in the formulation of multiple enzymes, such as phosphatase, oxidase, peptidase, and some others. It can activate a variety of enzymes, such as pyrophosphatase.
4. The magnesium also participates in the synthesis of protein, genetic material DNA, RNA, as well as fat and coenzyme.
5. Finally, the magnesium can block the neuromuscular transmission, and guarantee the normal contraction of cardiac muscle.
Symptoms When Animals Are Short of Magnesium or Contain Excessive Magnesium
1. When animals lack magnesium, their growth will be hindered. All kinds of symptoms may occur, such as nervousness, muscle tremors, loss of appetite, muscle twitching, convulsions, coma or even death.
2. Here is an example. If the newly hatched chick eats magnesium-free feedstuffs every day, it will die several days later. If the chick eats the low magnesium content of feedstuffs, it will grow very slowly, and be easily frightened or in a coma.
3. When the laying hen is lack of magnesium, it will lay fewer eggs than before. Furthermore, the weight of both egg and eggshell will be lowered. More seriously, these hens will be gradually numb, or even die.
4. When the finish lacks magnesium, its growth will be inhibited, and the skeleton of trout will be deformed.
5. A lack of magnesium in ruminants will result in nervousness, muscle tremors, decreased respiration, fast heartbeat, facial twitching, convulsions, or even death.
6. Excessive magnesium may lead to animal poisoning. It will also cause diarrhea, ataxia, lethargy, the loss of appetite, or even death.
Precautions for Use of Feed Supplement
Attention must be paid when in use of Magnesium Sulphate feed supplement. Non-ruminants require low content of magnesium, which usually occupies 0.04% to 0.06% of the whole feedstuff. By contrast, ruminants need high content of magnesium, which occupies approximately 0.2% of the whole feedstuff. Regardless of production or use, the Magnesium Sulphate feed supplement must be uniformly mixed to protect animals from magnesium poisoning.