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Nitrate Poisoning of Cattle in Alabama
Kim Mullenix
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 05/26/2016

Nitrate poisoning in cattle is caused by the consumption of feed or water containing high levels of nitrate nitrogen. Under most circumstances, forage plants do not contain levels of nitrates high enough to be toxic; however, when this does occur, it may result in the death of many animals. This two-page publication provides information on factors influencing nitrate accumulation, prevention of toxicity, levels of nitrate nitrogen in feed and forage with response, as well as symptoms and treatment.