As cannabis in the form of industrial hemp receives crop status in the 2018 farm bill and cannabis is examined for its potential uses for both pain relief and in animal feed, what is the veterinarian's role?
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.