A field outbreak of suspected stachybotryotoxicosis in sheep.

@article{Schneider1979AFO,
  title={A field outbreak of suspected stachybotryotoxicosis in sheep.},
  author={Dr. J. Rud Schneider and Walter F. O. Marasas and J C Dale Kuys and Nicolaas P J Kriek and G C van Schalkwyk},
  journal={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association},
  year={1979},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={
          73-81
        }
}
An outbreak of mortality in a flock of mutton merino sheep in which 109 out of 568 sheep died in the south-western Cape Province, is described. It was characterized by haemorrhagic septicaemia, anaemia, leucocytopaenia and haemorrhagic tendencies. Mortalities followed unseasonal and heavy summer rain, extended over a period of 6 months and were associated with the uninterrupted consumption of sheep cubes processed on the farm severly fungus-infested wheat, barley and rye straw for a period of… CONTINUE READING

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