Kōrero: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Nitrate poisoning of cattle

Any new grass has the potential to cause nitrate poisoning, which can occur from half an hour to four hours after starting to graze. A nitrate concentration of more than 0.2% of dry matter can cause this problem. Farmers should avoid putting hungry cows on new pasture, and carefully ration the amount available. If they call a vet as soon as noticing a problem, it can be cured with an intravenous injection.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Cattle poisoning and feed-related diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/17523/nitrate-poisoning-of-cattle (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008