Monensin toxicosis in a dairy herd
Gonzalez, M.Barkema, H. W.Keefe, Gregory P.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
An acute onset of illness was reported in a lactating dairy herd in Canada in which monensin had been incorporated in error in its ration at almost 10 times the prescribed level. All of the lactating cows became lethargic, were inappetant, developed diarrhea, and had decreased milk production from 28 kg/cow/day, the day before exposure, to 23 kg/cow/day, 3 d later. Within 9 d, all animals recovered from the incident and milk production returned to previous levels.