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23rd February, 2019

Toxins on a grass based diet causes severe health problems

On a farm call in Co. Cork where the client presented a suckler herd for pregnancy scanning  she was worried that some of the cows may have reabsorbed pregnancies after an outbreak of ill-health in the herd. Her veterinary practice diagnosed toxaemia associated with the consumption of toxic vegetation. The recent inclement weather with poor grazing conditions had been associated with a high incidence of toxaemia in cattle on pastures. It was noteworthy that all the cases were associated with Simmental crosses.