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Grass tetany

Mayland, H.F. (1988) Grass tetany. In: Church, D.C., (ed.) The Ruminant Animal, Digestive Physiology and Nutrition. pp. 511-531. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J. ISBN 0-8359-6782-4


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Grass tetany (hypomagnesemia) is a major health problem of cattle and sheep in temperate climates. It is caused by a deficiency of utilizable magnesium (Mg). This nutritional disorder includes a number of clinical diseases known as grass tetany, grass staggers, crested wheatgrass poisoning, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany, transport tetany, pasture flush staggers, and in calves, a disorder called milk tetany. The problem occurs in the United Kingdom, western Europe, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand and the USA.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0606
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Chemistry
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 18:57
Item ID: 770

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