Determination of Sensitivity to Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue for Beef Heifers in a Summer Field Environment

  • D. E. Spiers
  • J. E. Williams
  • B. L. Synder
  • J. E. Scholljegerdes
  • G. E. Rottinghaus

Abstract

It has been known for some time that livestock, in a field environment, exhibit large individual differences in their response to toxins of endophyte-infected tall fescue (EIF). There has been little attempt, however, to quantify the level of response to these toxins or identify animal sensitivity either before, during, or after exposure. A first step toward this goal is to determine reliable markers that can be used in this selection process.

Keywords

Heat Stress Tall Fescue Average Daily Gain Field Environment Sensitive Group 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Spiers
    • 1
  • J. E. Williams
    • 1
  • B. L. Synder
    • 1
  • J. E. Scholljegerdes
    • 1
  • G. E. Rottinghaus
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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