Early harvest and ensilage of forage sorghum infected with ergot (Claviceps africana) reduces the risk of livestock poisoning.

@article{Blaney2010EarlyHA,
  title={Early harvest and ensilage of forage sorghum infected with ergot (Claviceps africana) reduces the risk of livestock poisoning.},
  author={Barry J. Blaney and Malcolm J. Ryley and Brant D. Boucher},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={311-2}
}
Sorghum ergot produces dihydroergosine (DHES) and related alkaloids, which cause hyperthermia in cattle. Proportions of infected panicles (grain heads), leaves and stems were determined in two forage sorghum crops extensively infected 2 to 4 weeks prior to sampling and the panicles were assayed for DHES. Composite samples from each crop, plus a third grain… CONTINUE READING