By: Michelle Arnold, DVM-Ruminant Extension Veterinarian (UKVDL)
Water is the most essential nutrient in the diet of cattle and during hot and dry weather, it is especially important to monitor water quality if using farm ponds for livestock. What… Continue reading
When the rain stops, the heat persists and the plants start to stress, nitrate toxicity concern starts to creep to the surface.
“With nitrate toxicity, the plant will either absorb nitrate or ammonia from the soil,” explained Jason Banta, Texas… Continue reading
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning.
“Lead poisoning is the No. 1… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
It was discovered in the early 1900s that under certain conditions sorghums are capable of releasing hydrocyanic acid or commonly called prussic acid. Prussic acid when ingested by cattle,… Continue reading
Some of the country has already experienced its first frost, but some of the Southern Plains has not. Although the first frost is known for finishing off a summer garden or the flowers in the flowerbed, it can have much… Continue reading