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ITAVO, L.C.V. et al. Homeopathy in the finishing of the steers in feedlot. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2010, vol.59, n.226, pp.225-232. ISSN 1885-4494.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Brangus steers in feedlot receiving homeopathic product (growth promotor) in the finishing phase. Twenty eight, 18 month old steers and 401.5 kg of body weight (PC) were distributed in two treatments: 14 animals received 2 g/animal/ day of homeopathic product, and other 14 steers were not suministered (control group). The feeding was supplied two times a day, being 60% corn silage and 40% of concentrate, on dry matter (MS) basis. There were any effects of the homeopathical treatment on the performance of the steers. The average daily gain (GMD) was 1.35 kg/day for the treatment with homeopathy and 1.23 kg/day for the control group (without homeopathy). The animals that received the homeopathical treatment showed weight at slaughter of 515.79±18.71 kg against 504.36±14.36 kg for the control group. The use of homeopathy did not provide better performance to the animals finished in feedlot. It is recommended that new studies must be carried out with the homeopathic product in different systems of production and levels of feeding.

Keywords : Average daily gain; Nutrition; Silage.

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