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A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C36H62O11, obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces cinnamonensis and used chiefly as an additive to beef cattle feed.

[New Latin (cinna)mōnēns(is), species name (from Latin cinnamon, cinnamōmum, cinnamon; see cinnamon) + -in.]
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The feed contaminated with Monensin was delivered in November by Reisdorf and fed to 31 beautiful, valuable prized show horses, according to the 29-page complaint.
Investigation of ruminal bacterial diversity in dairy cattle fed supplementary monensin alone and in combination with fat, using pyrosequencing analysis.
Effects of addition of essential oils and monensin premix on digestion, ruminal fermentation, milk production, and milk composition in dairy cows.
Organic acids as a substitute for monensin in diets for beefcattle.
1]) Dry matter 574 Organic matter 541 Crude protein 149 Mineral matter 42 Neutral detergent fiber corrected for ash and protein 250 Acid detergent fiber 101 Non-fibrous carbohydrates 517 Ether extract 38 Total digestible nutrients * 744 Composition per kg: calcium 180 g, phosphorus 20 g, iodine 25 mg, magnesium 17 g, manganese 840 mg, monensin 833 mg, selenium 7 mg, sodium 86 g, virginiamycin 500 mg, cobalt 25 mg, copper 420 mg, iron 490 mg, vitamin A 83, 200 IU, vitamin D3 10,400 IU, vitamin E 242 IU, zinc 2,000 mg.
Effects of zinc and monensin on the utilization of a barley alfalfa diet in beef cattle.
Ionophores, such as monensin, are included in feed mainly to increase weight gain and to prevent bovine coccidiosis (3,4).
Oral administration of monensin and lead to broiler chicks: effects on haematological and biochemical parameters.