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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I later discovered the area is known for grass tetany in cattle.
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.
She said the cow did not have milk fever, but a similar disease called "grass tetany," which is caused by too little magnesium.
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: Symptoms include nervousness, aggressiveness/fighting, hypersensitivity, muscle twitching and staggers while walking.