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Controlling Grass Tetany

Grunes, D.L. and Mayland, H.F. (1975) Controlling Grass Tetany. USDA Leaflet No. 561.


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Grass tetany is a magnesium deficiency that occurs in beef and dairy cattle and sometimes sheep. It has been responsible for a large number of deaths of cows in the United States as well as in other countries. It is sometimes called hypomagnesemic tetany, lactation tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, or winter tetany. Cows are particularly susceptible when nursing a calf or producing milk. Sometimes pregnant animals die from the condition. Older cows are more susceptible than those with their first or second calves. Also, cows that are herded or worked may be more susceptible to tetany.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0361
Additional Information: **A.K.A NWISRL PUBLICATION 361a** **A.K.A NWISRL PUBLICATION 361b** Revised in 1984 as NWISRL Publication 528
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Chemistry
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:58
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 16:37
Item ID: 1255

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