Dairy Husbandry Department
bloat, dairy, dairy cattle, ruminal pressures
For many years bloat has been causing death among cattle. This loss of animals has been a severe tax on the livestock industry. Moreover, good pasture has been wasted because farmers feared that their cattle would bloat if they were turned out on legume crops, many of which are well adapted for grazing. In recent years organized experimental work has been conducted to determine the cause of causes of this trouble and to suggest practices that may prevent bloat.
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Olson, T. M., "Bloat in Dairy Cattle" (1944). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 49.