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Livestock Poisoning

It is recommended that producers need to test their feedstuffs (and possibly water) before they are fed to be safe. If producers want to utilize the NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, call 701-231-7527.
Beware of Nitrate Poisoning in Livestock
Producers planning to use non-harvested crops as forage should have them analyzed for nitrate before feeding them to cattle or sheep or allowing livestock to graze on them.
Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock (V839)
Nitrate poisoning in livestock Extension bulletin.
Nitrate Poisoning - quick podcast
Drought Increases Cyanobacterial Poisoning Risk to Livestock
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-breen algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, wildlife and people.
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) quick podcast
Cyanobacteria Poisoning (V1136)
Cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue green algae) is poisonous to animals and humans.
Cyanide Poisoning (V1150)
Prussic acid, cyanide, or hydrocyanic acid are all terms relating to the same toxic substance. It is one of the most rapidly acting toxins which affects mammals. Cyanide is a lethal ingredient that has been used in rodent and vermin killers.
Drought and Feed Poisoning in Dairy Cattle
Minimize feed poisoning with these suggestions.
Drought Related Livestock Poisoning by Weeds
Poisonous weed identification and recognizing common poisoning symptoms is important to determine the possible cause of livestock illness or death.
Livestock Water Requirements (AS1763)
Water requirements are influenced by several factors.
Testing Livestock Water Quality Critical During Drought
Monitoring water quality throughout the grazing season brings early attention to poor conditions that could lead to decreased gains, illness and even death among livestock.
File ECMAScript program Livestock Water Testing Guidelines
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