Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia and Reduced Platelet Adhesiveness in Rats fed Bracken Fern, and Protective Effects of Baty1 Alcohol

Abstract

IN cattle, the bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) produces haematological changes which are characteristic of an aplastic anaemia1. In the horse and rat the syndrome is one of thiamine deficiency caused by a thiaminase enzyme in the bracken2–4. 
DOI: 10.1038/216498a0

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