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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock (1977)

Edited by: Richard F. Keeler, Kent R. Van Kampen, Lynn F. James

Published by: Academic Press, 1978, 600 pages, ISBN 0-12-403250-8


I.  Introductory Remarks:

  • Overview of Poisonous Plant Problems in the United States (Lynn F. James), page 3
  • Poisonous Plant Problems in Australia (J. H. Whittem), page 7

II.  General Topics:

  • Impact of Poisonous Plants on Western U.S. Grazing Systems and Livestock Operations (Don D. Dwyer), page 13
  • Poisonous Plant Management Problems and Control Measures on U.S. Rangelands (Joseph L. Schuster), page 23
  • Inorganic Toxicants and Poisonous Plants (J. L. Shupe, Howard B. Peterson, Arland E. Olson, and Gene W. Miller), page 35
  • Effect of Land Use on Plant Poisoning of Livestock in Australia (Selwyn L. Everist), page 47
  • Perspectives in Phytotoxic Research (J. H. Whittem), page 57
  • The Hazard of Plant Toxicities to the Human Population (Frederick W. Oehme), page 67
  • Ecology of Poisoning (John M. Kingsbury), page 81
  • Botanical Affinities of Australian Poisonous Plants (Selwyn L. Everist), page 93
  • The Role of Ruminal Microbes in the Metabolism of Toxic Constituents from Plants (Milton J. Allison), page 101 

III.  Simple Phytotoxins:

  • Selenium in Plants as a Cause of Livestock Poisoning (O. E. Olson), page 121
  • Manifestations of Intoxication by Selenium-Accumulating Plants (Kent R. Van Kampen and Lynn F. James), page 135
  • Oxalate Poisoning in Livestock (Lynn F. James), page 139
  • Organo-Fluorine Compounds in Plants (T. McEwan), page 147

IV.  Plant Hepatotoxins:

  • Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Poisoning - Pathology with Particular Reference to Differences in Animal and Plant Species (P. T. Hooper), page 161
  • Recent Studies on Mechanisms of Cytotoxic Action o Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (A. R. Mattocks), page 177
  • Prevention of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Poisoning - Animal Adaptation or Plant Control? (C. C. J. Culvenor), page 189 
  • The Transfer of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids from Senecio jacobaea into the Milk of Lactating Cows and Goats (John O. Dickinson and Robert R. King), page 201
  • Tetradymia Toxicity - A New Look at an Old Problem (A. Earl Johnson), page 209
  • Toxic Constituents and Hepatotoxicity of the Plant Tetradymia glabrata (Asteroceae) (P. W. Jennings, S. K. Reeder, J. C. Hurley, J. E. Robbins, S. K. Holian, A. Holian, P. Lee, J. A. S. Pribanic, and M. W. Hull), page 217
  • Lantana Poisoning : A Cholestatic Disease of Cattle and Sheep (Michael A. Pass, Alan A. Seawright, Trevor J. Heath, and Robert T. Gemmell), page 229

V.  Plant Cardio/Pulmonary Toxins:

  • Toxicity of Myoporum spp. and Their Furanosesquiterpenoid Essential Oils (A. A. Seawright, J. S. Lee, J. G. Allen, and J. Hrdlicka), page 241
  • Acute Respiratory Distress of Rangeland Cattle (Earl O. Dickinson and James R. Carlson), page 251
  • Tryptophan-Induced Pulmonary Edema and Emphysema in Ruminants (James R. Carlson and Earl O. Dickinson), page 261
  • Studies on the Toxic Principle of Asclepias eriocarpa and Asclepias labriformis (J. M. Benson, J. N. Seiber, R. F. Keeler, and A. E. Johnson), page 273
  • The Interaction of Pathogenetic Mechanisms in Bovine High Mountain (Brisket) Disease (A. F. Alexander), page 285
  • Pimelea spp. Poisoning of Cattle (W. R. Kelly and A. A. Seawright), page 293
  • Cyanogenesis, the Production of Hydrogen Cyanide, by Plants (Eric E. Conn), page 301
  • Pulmonary Toxicity of Naturally Occurring 3-Substituted Furans (Benjamin J. Wilson, John E. Garst, Robert D. Linnabary, and Alan R. Doster), page 311

VI.  Plant Neurotoxins:

  • Centaurea Species and Equine Nigropallidal Encephalomalacia (D. R. Cordy), page 327
  • Cycad Poisoning in Australia - Etiology and Pathology (P. T. Hooper), page 337
  • The Toxin of Lolium rigidum (Annual Ryegrass) Seedheads Associated with Nematode-Bacterium Infection (C. C. J. Culvenor, J. L. Frahn, M. V. Jago, and G. W. Lanigan), page 349
  • Perennial Ryegrass Staggers in New Zealand (P. H. Mortimer), page 353
  • A Comparative Study of Darling Pea (Swainsona spp.) Poisoning in Australia with Locoweed (Astragalus and Oxytropis spp.) Poisoning in North America (W. J. Hartley), page 363
  • Analysis and Characterization of Nitro Compounds from Astragalus Species (Frank R. Stermitz and Garold S. Yost), page 371
  • Livestock Poisoning from Nitro-Bearing Astragalus (M. Coburn Williams and Lynn F. James), page 379
  • Chronic Phalaris Poisoning or Phalaris Staggers (W. J. Hartley), page 391

VII.  Plant Teratogens and Toxins Affecting Reproduction:

  • Alkaloid Teratogens from Lupinus, Conium, Veratrum, and related Genera (Richard F. Keeler), page 397
  • Structure - Activity Relation of Steroidal Amine Teratogens (Dennis Brown), page 409
  • Tobacco - A Cause of Congenital Arthrogryposis (M. Ward Crowe), page 419
  • Genetic Defects and Their Similarities to Birth Defects Caused By Plants (H. W. Leipold), page 429
  • Epidemiological Investigations of Poisonous Plant-Induced Birth Defects (Lloyd A. Selby), page 441
  • Plant Estrogens Affecting Livestock in Australia (R. I. Cox), page 451
  • Locoweed Poisoning in the United States (K. R. Van Kampen, R. W. Rhees, and Lynn F. James), page 465

VIII.  Other Toxicities:

  • Toxicological Significance of Plant Furocoumarins (G. Wayne Ivie), page 475
  • Sesquiterpene Lactones from Livestock Poisons (Werner Herz), page 487
  • Oak Poisoning in Cattle (R. J. Panciera), page 499
  • Glucosinolates in Cruciferous Plants (Cecil H. VanEtten and Harvey L. Tookey), page 507
  • Tall Larkspur and Cattle on High Mountain Ranges (E. H. Cronin and D. B. Nielsen), page 521
  • Larkspur Toxicosis: A Review of Current Research (John D. Olsen), page 535
  • The Nature and Mechanism of Action of the Calcinogenic Principle of Solanum malacoxylon and Cestrum diurnum, and a Comment on Trisetum flavescens (R. H. Wasserman), page 545
  • Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) Poisoning in Cattle (R. J. Panciera), page 555
  • Lupinosis: Chemical Properties of Phomopsin A, the Main Toxic Metabolite of Phomopsis leptostromiformis (C. C. J. Culvenor, L. W. Smith, J. L. Frahn, andn P. A. Cockrum), page 565
  • Toxic Amino Acids of Plant Origin (M. P. Hegarty), page 575
  • Pine Needle Abortion in Cattle (J. W. Call and L. F. James), page 587

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