Mo. authorities warn livestock owners about deadly fungus

07/18/2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ergot, a fungus that poses a serious threat to livestock, is so widespread in Missouri's pastures this summer that experts are urging animal owners to move cattle and horses out of affected fields. Cool spring weather followed by a hot summer favors the fungus, which normally appears in such grains as wheat, barley and oats, but grasses and hay fields are susceptible as well. Even if not fatal, ergot can cause diminished appetite and affect fertility in grazing animals.

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