Grass Tetany Can Effect Cow on Wheat Pasture

Grass Tetany Can Effect Cow on Wheat Pasture

Western Livestock Journal

Grass tetany, caused by magnesium deficiency does not seem to be a major problem in Oklahoma although occasional cases are reported. It typically occurs in beef cows during early lactation and is more prevalent in older cows. The reason is thought to be that older cows are less able to mobilize magnesium reserves from the bones than are younger cows.

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