nitrate poisoning, livestock management, causes, prevention
Nitrate poisoning is generally caused when animals eat too much forage that is high in nitrates not changed to protein in the plant. Poisoning can also happen when animals eat too much urea or nitrogen fertilizer spilled in the field or left where the animals can find it. Nitrate fertilizer is palatable, especially to cattle.
Vough, Lester R.; Cassel, E. Kim; and Barao, Scott M., "Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock Causes and Prevention" (2006). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 114.