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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 Title: Identifying Plant Poisoning in Livestock

Authors
item Stegelmeier, Bryan
item Green, Benedict
item Panter, Kip
item Welch, Kevin
item Hall, Jeffrey -

Submitted to: Rangelands
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 7, 2009
Publication Date: February 26, 2009
Repository URL: http://www.pprl.ars.usda.gov
Citation: Stegelmeier, B.L., Green, B.T., Panter, K.E., Welch, K.D., Hall, J.O. 2009. Identifying Plant Poisoning in Livestock. Rangelands 31(1):5-9 http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.2111/1551-501X-31.1.45?

Interpretive Summary: Poisonous plant intoxication is a common and often deadly problem that annually costs the livestock industry more than $340 million in the western United States alone. Despite the cost or frequency, definitively identifying or diagnosing poisoning by plants in livestock is challenging. The purpose of this paper is to provide structure and information to help make an accurate or definitive diagnosis. We provide suggestions for investigating and sampling field cases, and for integrating the resulting information to obtain the best possible diagnosis.

Technical Abstract: Poisonous plant intoxication is a common and often deadly problem that annually costs the livestock industry more than $340 million in the western United States alone. Despite the cost or frequency, definitively identifying or diagnosing poisoning by plants in livestock is challenging. The purpose of this paper is to provide structure and information to help make an accurate or definitive diagnosis. We provide suggestions for investigating and sampling field cases, and for integrating the resulting information to obtain the best possible diagnosis.

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