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Grass Tetany: fast growing grass can mean problems.

Mature cattle grazing pasture with rapidly growing grass are sometimes found to be afflicted with a disease called grass tetany. It is characterized by an uncoordinated gait (grass staggers), convulsions, coma, and death. The primary cause is limited dietary intake of magnesium (Mg) leading to hypomagnesemia (low blood Mg) in the cow. Cows nearing calving and up to two months ...

Shelby Filley | May 2015 | Article

Disposal of animal mortality and byproducts

For many Oregon livestock owners struggling with the disposal of animal mortality and byproducts, rendering is not a viable option. Alternatives include natural disposal, burying, landfills, incineration, and composting. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and the laws that govern the process.

Michael Gamroth | Sep 2006 | Article