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Frequently Asked Questions - Forage Nitrate Toxicity in Ruminant Livestock

Updated September 09, 2022
Warren Rusche

Warren Rusche

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist

Written with contributions by Adele Harty, former SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

Forages play an important role in ruminant diets, but some forages can contain toxins that can be detrimental to livestock. This Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet will address nitrates (NO3).