Alkaloid-Containing Plants Poisonous to Cattle and Horses in Europe

  title={Alkaloid-Containing Plants Poisonous to Cattle and Horses in Europe},
  author={Cristina Cortinovis and Francesca Caloni and Kevin Welch},
Alkaloids, nitrogen-containing secondary plant metabolites, are of major interest to veterinary toxicology because of their occurrence in plant species commonly involved in animal poisoning. Based on epidemiological data, the poisoning of cattle and horses by alkaloid-containing plants is a relatively common occurrence in Europe. Poisoning may occur when the plants contaminate hay or silage or when forage alternatives are unavailable. Cattle and horses are particularly at risk of poisoning by… CONTINUE READING
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