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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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Influence of viable yeast culture, sodium bicarbonate and monensin on liquid dilution rate, rumen fermentation and feedlot performance of growing steers and digestibility in lambs.
This voluntary recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed in question may contain monensin, an ionophore.
The crane was housed in an outdoor pen and fed a pelleted crane diet supplemented with monensin at 90 g/ton.
Monensin decreases the amount of acetic acid, a precursor for methane buildup.
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Effect of prepartum administration of monensin in controlled release capsule on apparent digestibilities and nitrogen utilization in transition dairy cows.
Evidence pointing to the effects of monensin emerged in a project investigating the effects of nearly 5,000 drugs and micro molecules on the growth of prostate cancer cells.
One way to salt cells is with a small molecule called monensin that shuttles sodium into cells.
The drugs are avilamycin, malachite green, melengestrol acetate, monensin, narasin, and tylosin.