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Cattle Starving
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:25 AM CST

Cows in Georgia are eating themselves to death. They are losing body condition, aborting calves and being found dead in pastures from impaction. Poor forage quality, combined with the wrong supplements and unusually cold temperatures are behind the losses.

Lee Jones, veterinarian with the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, explained when forage can't pass through cattle's digestive systems it clogs their intestines. That has led to death in numerous cases recently.

"Low-quality forage is kind of a double-edged sword. First off, it really doesn't meet the cow's needs. She can't even eat enough low-quality hay to meet her ...

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