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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE TOXICITY OF PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOID-CONTAINING PLANTS AND OTHER HEPATOTOXIC AND NEUROTOXIC PLANTS

Location: Poisonous Plant Research

Title: Bracken fern poisoning

Author
item STEGELMEIER, BRYAN

Submitted to: Merck Veterinary Manual
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 10, 2009
Publication Date: December 20, 2010
Citation: Stegelmeier, B.L. 2010. Bracken fern poisoning. In: Kahn, C.M., Line, S., editors. Merck Veterinary Manual. 10th Edition. Rahway, N.J. Merck Publishing Group. p. 2670-2.

Interpretive Summary: Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) is found throughout the world and enzootic hematuria, bright blindness, and bracken staggers. This chapter reviews the plant, the various poisoning syndrome that it produces, the current strategies to prevent poisoning, and recommended treatments.

Technical Abstract: Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) is found throughout the world and enzootic hematuria, bright blindness, and bracken staggers. This chapter reviews the plant, the various poisoning syndrome that it produces, the current strategies to prevent poisoning, and recommended treatments.

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