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Watch out for nitrate poisoning in forages, forbs

Oct 23, 2009
Nitrates are present in all forages, Corriher said. Strictly speaking, the nitrate poisoning should be called nitrite poisoning. With normal levels of nitrates, the range animals rumen converts the nitrate (NO3) into nitrite (NO2), which in turn is converted to ammonia, then into amino acids and then into proteins, she said.

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