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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R3213

Topic

Beef

Summary and Implications

Beef cattle fed corn silage with an unidentified mycotoxin or possibly some other metabolite expressed a great decline in blood and brain cholinesterase activity. The presence of the ionophore in the ration appeared to make the depression much more severe initially and although blood cholinesterase levels did rebound somewhat after a period of time, brain cholinesterase levels did not recover to what would be considered normal even though the ionophore was removed from the ration.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-579

Language

en

Included in

Beef Science Commons

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