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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Signs of Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle

“Nitrate poisoning in cattle is caused by the consumption of an excessive amount of nitrate or nitrite from grazing crops, hay, silage, weeds, drinking water, lubricating oil, fertilizer, etc.” (Gadberry & Jennings). With record high temperatures this summer, nitrate poisoning … Continue reading

9 Ways to Minimize Heat Stress in the Barn

This year, thousands of record-breaking high temperatures have been reported across the United States and other parts of the world. For dairy farmers, this extreme weather can wreak havoc on their herds. Heat stress can lead to performance and health … Continue reading