Dilution of Toxin Intake

Gravid mares were fed 50% of the NRC requirement for energy as cracked corn for the last 90 d of gestation (Earle et al., 1990) while grazing an E+ fescue pasture. The practice had little effect on eliminating the negative results of consuming E+ fescue. Foal mortality was 66 and 100% for the energy and the no-energy supplement treatments, respectively. This study confirmed the severity of the problem under the typical grazing conditions found in the southeastern United States.

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