Grass Tetany by André Voisin


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Contents
Foreword

Introduction

    Chapter 1 Modern farming methods favour the development of grass tetany
Part I: THE SYMPTOMS OF GRASS TETANY AND THE LOSSES IT INCURS
    Chapter 2 Losses caused by grass tetany
    Chapter 3 External symptoms of tetany
    Chapter 4 Lower content of magnesium in the blood serum accompanies grass tetany
Part II: MINERAL BALANCES OF SOIL AND MINERAL BALANCES OF GRASS
    Chapter 5 Potassium fertilizers have a profound effect on the mineral balance of the grass
    Chapter 6 Antagonism between potassium and magnesium in the soil and in the plant
    Chapter 7 Influence of magnesium fertilizers on the magnesium content of grass
    Chapter 8 Sodium fertilizers and the potassium-sodium balance in grass
    Chapter 9 The potassium of liquid manure
    Chapter 10 Export of potash by pastures
    Chapter 11 Influence of nitrogenous fertilizers on the organic and mineral balance of herbage
Part III: RELATIONS BETWEEN GRASS TETANY AND MAGNESIUM METABOLISM
    Chapter 12 Resorption of magnesium in the digestive tract and the factors influencing that resorption
    Chapter 13 Some physiological effects of magnesium deficiency
    Chapter 14 Hypomagnesaemic tetany of milk calves and the magnesium reserves of the organism
    Chapter 15 The calcium: magnesium balance of the ration and the role of the phosphates and sulphates in tetany
    Chapter 16 Hypomagnesaemia caused by under-feeding
    Chapter 17 Anatomical lesions in the victims of tetany
Part IV: THE NEURO-HORMONAL BALANCE OF THE ANIMAL AND GRASS TETANY
    Chapter 18 Adaptation mechanisms in the neuro-hormonal system to imbalances in grass
    Chapter 19 Magnesium and neuro-muscular transmission
    Chapter 20 Substances sensitizing the neuro-muscular system to the excitatory action of potassium
    Chapter 21 Adrenaline, factor triggering tetany
    Chapter 22 Thyroid, lactation, temperature and magnesium requirements
    Chapter 23 Sodium deficiency and its effect on the adrenal cortex
    Chapter 24 Influence of the magnesium in the ration on the excretion of magnesium in the urine
    Chapter 25 Rapidly growing, very young grass causes excessive production of ammonia in the rumen
Part V: INFLUENCE OF THE MINERAL BALANCES OF SOIL AND HERBAGE ON THE METABOLISM OF THE GRAZING ANIMAL
    Chapter 26 Mineral imbalances in herbage causing tetany
    Chapter 27 Effects of potassium fertilizers on the magnesium in the blood serum of the grazing cow
    Chapter 28 Influence of nitrogen and magnesium fertilizers on the magnesium in the blood serum of the cow at grass
Part VI: INFLUENCE OF GRAZING METHODS ON TETANY
    Chapter 29 Putting out to grass: the critical time for grass tetany
    Chapter 30 Pasture flora and tetany
    Chapter 31 Temporary pastures and grass tetany
    Chapter 32 Green wheat tetany (wheat poisoning)
Part VII: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS GRASS TETANY
    Chapter 33 The character of the individual animal and grass tetany
    Chapter 34 Influence of external conditions on grass tetany
    Chapter 35 Are the characteristics of spring grass tetany different from those of autumn and winter tetany?
    Chapter 36 Grass tetany in sheep
    Chapter 37 Supplementary feeding as a means of protection against grass tetany
Part VIII: THE CAUSES OF GRASS TETANY IN RETROSPECT
    Chapter 38 Characteristics of tetanigenic herbage and their origin
    Chapter 39 The physiological causes of grass tetany
Part IX: PRACTICAL METHODS OF PROTECTION AGAINST GRASS TETANY
    Chapter 40 Therapeutics of grass tetany
    Chapter 41 Protective measures on farms affected by grass tetany
    CONCLUSIONS: Lessons learnt from Grass Tetany, a metabolic disease caused by the soil
    BIBLIOGRAPHY (Omitted from the on-line edition)

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