Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Biochemistry
The condition commonly referred to as alkali disease has been known for a number of years to be the result of chronic poisoning by selenium. South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station bulletin 311, published in 1937, explained the cause for this disease and thoroughly described the symptoms exhibited by various farm animals. The work reported here was started in 1953. At that time effective and practical control measures had not been found.
swine selenium poisoning, swine alkali disease
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Wahlstrom, R. C.; Kamstra, L. D.; and Olson, O. E., "Preventing Selenium Poisoning in Growing and Fattening Pigs" (1956). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 456.