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Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing Diet
Animal Industry Report
  • Mary Drewnoski, Iowa State University
  • Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2694
Publication Date
2012
Disciplines
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications

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.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Mary Drewnoski and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing Diet" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/15/