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Diet And Disease In Cattle: High-Grain Feed May Promote Illness And Harmful Bacteria

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May 11, 2001
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American Association For The Advancement Of Science
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Grain-fed cattle provide nicely marbled beef. Yet, low-fiber diets can make cattle sick, while allowing harmful bacteria to proliferate, a paper in the 11 May 2001 issue of Science reports. "When cattle are fed grain, productivity is increased, but fiber-deficient rations can disrupt physiological mechanisms," said James B. Russell of the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ithaca, New York.

Grain-fed cattle provide nicely marbled beef. Yet, low-fiber diets can make cattle sick, while allowing harmful bacteria to proliferate, a paper in the 11 May 2001 issue of Science reports.


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American Association For The Advancement Of Science. (2001, May 11). Diet And Disease In Cattle: High-Grain Feed May Promote Illness And Harmful Bacteria. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010511074623.htm
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