soybean death?

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knabe

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http://www.pal-item.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710210319

saw this today.  can't believe a vet/pathologist let this out that it was the soybeans, and that it wasn't acididosis or that the reporter just screwed this up.  i saw acidosis first hand switching bulls just coming off pasture and switching to an alafalfa based hay diet in college for a growth challenge.  they bloated in two days and i was tubing 3 or four of them for a few days.  one died.  amazing how fast tubing works.

are soybeans buffered differently than other grains due to fermentation differences from other grains?
 

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sorry, forgot to add this link as well which offers some historical perspective on soy.  can't vouch for it's accuracy.
 

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  SBM is a very good protien supplement,it is very high in protien content as most of you know, but as to what the article says was accidosis could be a combination of accidosis & the simple fact that soybeans themselves if eaten dry will almost double in size as they get wet. I don't know for sure if the soybean plant being a legume would also contribute to the problem of bloating. Every year cows get into a bin of beans or wagon or something similiar to this and yes it will be fatal quickly if they get into too many.
 
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