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Forage-induced animal disorders

Mayland, H.F. and Cheeke, P.R. and Majak, W. and Goff, J.P. (2007) Forage-induced animal disorders. In: Barnes, R.F. and Nelson, C.F. and Moore, K.J. and Collins, M., (eds.) Forages: The Science of Grassland Agriculture (6th Edition). pp. 687-707. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA.


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Forages are a major source of nutrients for herbivores around the world. In the United States and Canada about 110 million cattle, 7.4 million sheep, 1.4 million goats, and 7.4 million horses depend on forages for all or part of their nutritional needs (Table 45.1). Sometimes the balance of nutrients or presence of some constituent in the forage will have negative effects on animal health. This chapter presents some of these forage-induced health problems, including bloat, milk fever, grass tetany, laminitis, nitrate poisoning, mineral imbalances, and effects of toxic secondary compounds.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1197
Subjects: Animal
Irrigated crops > Grass forage
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 15:25
Item ID: 829

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