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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
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 18:34
Item ID: 788