Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing DietAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2694
Summary and ImplicationsSulfur (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 HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationMary Drewnoski and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaptation to a Finishing Diet" (2012)
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