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As we approach the end of 2011, many soil sample results have considerably higher than average amounts of nitrates, especially in wheat and winter pasture fields.
Cattle producers should be on watch for two types of poisoning during drought. The potential for nitrate and prussic acid poisoning of cattle is most often associated with dry periods; therefore, livestock owners should take precautions, including forage testing. Often the first indication of a problem is one or more dead animals.
Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, offers a comprehensive summary of data on prussic acid, nitrate poisoning and grass tetany to aid beef cattle producers in health management and herd protection.