Feeding steers hay with extruded flaxseed together or sequentially has a profound effect on erythrocyte trans 11-18:1 (vaccenic acid)
Vahmani, P., Rolland, D. C., McAllister, T. A., Block, H. C., Proctor, S. D., Guan, L. L., Prieto, N. P., Aalhus, J.L. & Dugan, M. E. R. (2016). Feeding steers hay with extruded flaxseed together or sequentially has a profound effect on erythrocyte trans 11-18: 1 (vaccenic acid). Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 96(3), 299-301.
Extruded flaxseed and ground hay [25% and 75%; dry matter (DM) basis] were fed in a total mixed ration (TMR) or sequentially (non-TMR) to three pens of eight crossbred steers per diet. At 112 d, erythrocytes from non-
TMR steers had 65% more vaccenic acid (trans 11-18:1) than TMR steers (P < 0.05).