Moldy Feed and the Potential Effects on Cattle

Moldy Feed and the Potential Effects on Cattle

Michelle Arnold, DVM

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Record-setting rainfall in 2018 has resulted in moldy hay and feed throughout the Commonwealth. Many questions regarding the safety of these feedstuffs and how to test them have come to the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) as producers begin to feed these moldy products. While mycotoxins (mold poisons) are the main concern, molds themselves can adversely affect health and productivity of cattle.

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