Advances in dairy Research

Advances in dairy Research
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Alsaftli Zelal

Alsaftli Zelal
Hama University,
3 Alastoai, homs, Hama
Syrian Arab Republic

  • Review Article
    Hypomagnesemia Tetany in Cattle
    Author(s): Alsaftli ZelalAlsaftli Zelal

    Grass tetany, sometimes called grass staggers or hypomagnesemia, can be a serious problem in Syria with cattle grazing small grain or ryegrass pastures. hypomagnesemia tetany has been known under a variety of names, including magnesium tetany, lactation tetany and grass staggers, but most of these terms have been discarded because the disease is not always associated with lactation or with grazing animals. The exact cause of hypomagnesemia tetany in ruminant animals is a dietary deficiency of magnesium that may be a contributory factor. Some research workers consider the condition to be caused by a cation-anion imbalance in the diet, and Some research workers believe that high intake of the element (K & Na) may interfere with the absorption and metabolism of magnesium in the animal, which may be an important factor in the etiology of hypomagnesemia tetany. Although the exact cause of hyp.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000178

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