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1. (WO2018197620) A SOLID FEED COMBINATION COMPOSITION FOR RUMINANT CALVES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197620    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/060745
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A23K 20/158
A23K 20/163
A23K 50/10
A23K 50/60
A23K 40/25
Applicants: NUTRECO NEDERLAND B.V.
Inventors: MARTÍN-TERESO LÓPEZ, Javier
BERENDS, Harmina
LEAL, Leonel Neto
Title: A SOLID FEED COMBINATION COMPOSITION FOR RUMINANT CALVES
Abstract:
The present invention relates to use of a fat-enriched, solid feed combination composition comprising at least a first solid feed composition which is in the form of a pellet comprising one or more fermentable feed ingredients, and a second solid feed composition, wherein the first composition comprises between 20 and 90 wt.% of fat and wherein the second composition comprises one or more fermentable feed ingredients, and wherein the total fat content of the solid feed combination is in the range of 5-20 wt.%, for feeding a ruminant calf. The solid feed combination composition of the invention is particularly suitable for ingestion by a ruminant calf during and/or after the weaning period and can be advantageously used in methods carried out during and/or after the weaning period for: 1 ) for decreasing weaning stress in a ruminant calf, 2) for preventing a decrease in body weight and/or somatic growth of a ruminant calf, 3) for increasing solid feed intake of a ruminant calf, 4) for maturing the rumen of a ruminant calf, and 5) for improving the gut health and/or the gastrointestinal function of a ruminant calf.