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Prussic acid toxicity threatens livestock in extreme weather

Rainfall after a flash drought has heightened the threat of prussic acid toxicity in the Johnsongrass cattle often eat.
Three black calves standing in front of tall native grass. The calf on the far left has a white tag in its right ear. The middle calf has an orange tag in its right ear, and the far right calf has a blue tag in its right ear.
Mineral feeding protocols key for beef cows on lush forage this fall and winter

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Grass tetany, caused by magnesium deficiency, typically is not a major problem in Oklahoma. However, occasional cases are reported, typically in beef cows during early lactation, with the issue being more prevalent in older cows.

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