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Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock - V839 (Revised)

Nitrate poisoning can occur commonly in cattle raised in North Dakota and other areas of the western Great Plains. Poisoning is usually associated with animals ingesting forage or feed with a high nitrate content. Sheep and cattle are more susceptible to poisoning than nonruminant species because microbes in their digestive tract favor the conversion of nitrate to nitrite.

Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock - V839 (Revised)

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