Acute bovine pulmonary emphysema caused by the fungus Fusarium semitectum.


Acute bovine pulmonary emphysema (ABPE) is known to occur throughout the world. The documented causes include 3-methylindole, 4-ipomeanol and perilla ketone. Although 4-ipomeanol is a phytoallexin from Fusarium solani, this is the first reported incidence of toxicity involving Fusarium semitectum. This report describes the poisoning of cattle consuming… (More)


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