Rumen bacterial endotoxins and their possible role in the sudden-death syndrome

Citation data:

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports, Issue: 1, Page: 71-72

Publication Year:
1979
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Repository URL:
https://newprairiepress.org/kaesrr/vol0/iss1/1208
DOI:
10.4148/2378-5977.2611
Author(s):
Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G.; Bartley, E.; Fina, L.; Anthony, H.; Leipold, H.
Publisher(s):
New Prairie Press; Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
Tags:
Cattlemen's Day; 1979; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 350; Beef; Endotoxins; Sudden death syndrome; Animal Sciences; Other Animal Sciences
article description
We have found that rumen bacteria contain endotoxins that are released into rumen fluid. Also rumen fluid from grain-fed cattle contains considerably more free endotoxin than rumen fluid from hay-fed cattle. Injecting cattle with rumen bacterial endotoxins may be involved with such diseases associated with high-grain feeding as the sudden death syndrome.