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Why does eating corn damage the livers of cattle?

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Kanishka Pandey

Member since 16 October 2017 19 January 2018 at 11:58

Cattle are born and raised on pastures where their diet consists generally of grasses, legumes, and other forages. These foods are rich in fibre and lower in digestibility of nutrients. The stomach of cattle is made of four different compartments which help to digest these fibrous materials. That's how their digestive systems are designed to function.

Farmers feed a lot of corn to cows in order to have them gain weight quickly, or because corn happens to be cheaper than other feed at a particular time. Corn is high in phosphorous and low in calcium, a recipe for the development of urinary stones in cattle. Corn-fed cattle are so likely to suffer from stones, even in their relatively short, they require calcium supplementation.

Thus eating corn affect the liver which in result disturb their digestion system.