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grass staggers


Definition: occurs in adult sheep and cattle as a result of hypomagnesemia. Lush pasture grasses are not balanced in the Ca:Mg ratio and especially if females are lactating, it can lead to acute onset of severe signs, such as tetany or convulsions.

Synonym(s): grass tetany

[gras stag'erz]

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