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US Patent Issued to Purina Mills on Jan. 19 for "Feed Intake Enhancer for Lactating Animals" (Missouri Inventors)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 20 -- United States Patent no. 9,237,759, issued on Jan. 19, was assigned to Purina Mills LLC (Shoreview, Minn.).

"Feed intake enhancer for lactating animals" was invented by Brenda de Rodas (O'Fallon, Mo.) and Michael S. Burr (Marthasville, Mo.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.

S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Methods and compositions are provided for increasing the feed intake of lactating animals. Incorporation of sodium sulfate decahydrate (glauber salts) into animal feed enhances the feed intake of lactating animals. Glauber salts are particularly effective as feed intake enhancers when the lactating animals are under heat stress conditions. …

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