grass tetany


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grass tetany

[′gras ‚tet·ən·ē]
(veterinary medicine)
A magnesium-deficiency disease of cows. Also known as hypomagnesemia.
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The high soil P and K levels under dung pads have consequences for P losses to the environment and increased likelihood of grass tetany in cows, especially in stock camp areas and night paddocks.
The relatively high concentration of Mg and Ca in chicory and plantain (Table 4) may reduce the risk of grass tetany (hypomagnesemia) on mixed species pastures.
A hardy new grass called "HiMag" may help protect cattle, sheep, and goats from an affliction known as grass tetany.
The veterinarian also told me it was possible to prevent grass tetany by fertilizing with magnesium, but one could never be entirely sure.
Grass tetany may occur in sheep turned out to lush pastures without being provided with a mineral supplement containing adequate magnesium.
HiMag was developed for the purpose of minimizing the effects of grass tetany in cattle (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries).
Grass tetany is thought to be due to low intake of magnesium, and possibly calcium, from very rapid growth in grasses as forage or cut for hay.
Globemallows may also remedy a serious problem in cattle known as grass tetany, or hypomagnesemia.