A.S. Series 79-24
FLHS still remains an important cause of mortality, see A.S. Series 78-4. The events preceding mortality due to FLHS preclude a much reduced rate of production. The economic effects of such losses may well exceed $1 million annually in South Dakota alone. Earlier work at this laboratory has shown oats to contain a factor which protected against FLHS in laying hens. Subsequent studies showed that the oat hull did not contain the protective factor.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nelson, R. A. and Carlson, C. W., "Effects of Oat Groats in Force-Fed Diets on Fatty Liver-Hemorrhagic Syndrome (FLHS)" (1979). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 8.