Grain poisoning of cattle and sheep


Grain poisoning, also known as grain overload or lactic acidosis, is usually the result of stock consuming large quantities of grain or pellets to which they are unaccustomed. Pasture-fed cows or feedlot cattle not yet adapted to grain may become acutely ill or die after eating only moderate amounts of grain, whereas stock accustomed to diets high in grain content may consume large amounts of grain with little or no effect.

This Primefact includes information on the cause, signs, prevention and treatment of grain poisoning.


Primefact 330

Published: 01 Nov 2006