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Research Project: Understanding and Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Poisonous Plants on Livestock Production Systems

Location: Poisonous Plant Research

Title: Toxic plants: Effects on reproduction and fetal and embryonic development in livestock

Author
item Panter, Kip
item Welch, Kevin
item Gardner, Dale

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2016
Publication Date: 4/21/2017
Citation: Panter, K.E., Welch, K.D., Gardner, D.R. 2017. Toxic plants: Effects on reproduction and fetal and embryonic development in livestock. In: Gupta, R.C., editor. Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. 2nd edition. Cambridge, MA: Academic Prsss. p. 903-923.

Interpretive Summary: Reproductive success is dependent on a large number of carefully orchestrated biological events that must occur in a specifically timed sequence. The interference with one of more of these sequences or events may result in total reproductive failure or a more subtle reduction in reproductive potential. Many cases of poisonous plant-induced reproductive failure in livestock go undiagnosed, unrecognized, or unreported. In this chapter we review relevant literature on known poisonous plants that impact reproduction and embryo/fetal development in livestock species.

Technical Abstract: Reproductive success is dependent on a large number of carefully orchestrated biological events that must occur in a specifically timed sequence. The interference with one of more of these sequences or events may result in total reproductive failure or a more subtle reduction in reproductive potential. Many cases of poisonous plant-induced reproductive failure in livestock go undiagnosed, unrecognized, or unreported. In this chapter we review relevant literature on known poisonous plants that impact reproduction and embryo/fetal development in livestock species.