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  • You have probably heard it said that the nutrition and health status of dairy animals are unmistakably linked to one another. In the same way we humans lose our appetites when sick or feel poorly when our diets are unhealthy, proper nutrition is required for a cow’s immune system to function adequately. Likewise, its immune status influences the direction of nutrients in the body. Gut health specifically is correlated to optimal performance in dairy animals, with up to 70% of a cow’s immune response protecting the gastrointestinal tract.

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