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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: Sweet clover 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. Sweet clover poisoning. In: Kahn, C.M., Line, S., editors. Merck Veterinary Manual. Tenth Edition. Rahway, N.J. Merck Publishing Group. p.2731-2.

Interpretive Summary: Sweet clover poisoning is a hemorrhagic disease produced when spoiled sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis and M. alba) hay or silage that contain dicumarol are consumed by livestock. This chapter reviews the clinical and pathologic lesions or poisoning. It also reviews current strategies and treatments to avoid or minimize the effects of poisoning.

Technical Abstract: Sweet clover poisoning is a hemorrhagic disease produced when spoiled sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis and M. alba) hay or silage that contain dicumarol are consumed by livestock. This chapter reviews the clinical and pathologic lesions or poisoning. It also reviews current strategies and treatments to avoid or minimize the effects of poisoning.

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