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Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of importance in horses in southern Africa : review article

C.J. Botha, T.W. Naude
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 3 | a567 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i3.567 | © 2002 C.J. Botha, T.W. Naude | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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Abstract

Well-known plant poisonings such as 'dunsiekte' (seneciosis) and 'jaagsiekte' (crotalariosis) of horses in southern Africa are briefly reviewed. Relatively unfamiliar mycotoxicoses such as stachybotryotoxicosis and perennial rye grass staggers and potentially occurring exotic intoxications such as equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia and ergot alkaloid poisoning are also discussed. This article is aimed at informing the southern African equine practitioner about probable poisonings that might occur locally in horses.

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Equine; Horses; Mycotoxicoses; Plant Poisoning; Toxicity

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