Polioencephalomalacia (PEM or Polio) Associated With Feeding Corn Gluten

Polioencephalomalacia (PEM or Polio) Associated With Feeding Corn Gluten

Dr. John F. Currin, DVM, Extension Cattle Veterinarian, VA Tech

Corn gluten is very commonly used as a feed co-product in Virginia.  Corn gluten feed is a co-product of the production of high fructose corn syrup.  The corn syrup is removed by a wet milling process.  Wet milling separates the corn kernel into starch, oil, protein, and bran.  The corn kernels are soaked in sulfurous acid to soften the kernel.

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