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Experimental high magnesium tall fescue

Sleper, D.A. and Mayland, H.F. and Crawford, R. and Joost, R. and Alabaugh, B.J. and Massie, M. (1994) Experimental high magnesium tall fescue. In: Southwest Missouri Center Research Report - 1994. pp. 22-24.


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Grass tetany is a nutritionally related health problem faced by cattle grazing cool season forage during early green-up. Also known as hypomagnesemia, it is the result of inadequate intake of magnesium (and or calcium) in the early spring grass. Low blood magnesium levels cause partial or total paralysis and affected animals may "go down" very quickly. Although occurrences of grass tetany are sporadic, lactating animals grazing grasses in cool, wet springs are at greatest risk for this disease. Increased N or K fertility also increase the incidence of grass tetany.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0876
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage > Chemistry
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 18:34
Item ID: 788

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