Cold snap brings fescue foot to cows on toxic grass

Cold snap brings fescue foot to cows on toxic grass

FarmTalk

A winter cold snap arrives. Cow’s blood flow slows. Cows start limping. It’s time to check herds for fescue foot. The first report of the disabling disease has come to Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension fescue specialist. The case is from southwestern Missouri, Roberts said. A herd owner counts 20 limping cows in a herd of 100. That can happen anywhere in Missouri.

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