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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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P Ingestive behavior of Nellore heifers grazing receiving the supplement based on propolis or monensin. Semina: Ciencias Agrarias, v.35, p.2047-2062, 2014.
Effect of monensin and lasalocid-sodium on the growth of methanogenic and rumen saccharolytic bacteria.
Ionophores, such as sodium monensin (MON), are among the most studied feed additives for ruminant diets.
For cattle, flavophospholipol, virginiamycin and monensin are used.
Toxicosis in cattle from concurrent feeding of monensin and dried distiller's grains contamined with macrolide antibiotics.
* Huczyhski A, Klejborowska G, Antoszczak M, Maj E, Wietrzyk J (2015) Anti-proliferative activity of monensin and its tertiary amide derivatives.
The pelletized concentrate was consisted of: soybean meal, wheat bran, malt radicle, calcitic limestone, dicalcium phosphate, urea livestock, vitamin and mineral premix, common salt, monensin sodium (75 mg/kg) and virginiamicin (75 mg/kg).
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.
Williams, "Forty years of monensin for the control of coccidiosis in poultry," Poultry Science, vol.
Chizzotti et al., "Fatty acid profile, color and lipid oxidation of meat from young bulls fed ground soybean or rumen protected fat with or without monensin," Meat Science, vol.