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Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing Diet

Authors
  • Mary Drewnoski (Iowa State University)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Sulfur (S) intake does not appear to be the only factor contributing to the likelihood of S-induced polioencephalomalacia (PEM). Cattle appear to be more susceptible during the early part of the finishing period. In this study, increasing S inclusion after the first 30 d of finishing resulted in lower peak hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations compared with feeding the same level of S earlier in the finishing period. Therefore, waiting to include high levels of ethanol co-products until after the first 30 d of finishing may decrease the likelihood of S toxicity.

Keywords: ASL R2694

How to Cite:

Drewnoski, M. & Hansen, S. L., (2012) “Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing Diet”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-899

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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