Watch for acorn poisoning

Watch for acorn poisoning

James B. Neel

University of Tennessee

Producers may encounter sick and/or dead cows or calves if they have access to oaks and are eating acorns. The poisoning develops about 4 days after an animal has eaten a large amount of acorns. The problem may affect a high percentage of the herd during an "acorn year" when dry weather causes poor quality grazing.

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