Ergot alkaloid intoxication in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne): an emerging animal health concern in Ireland?

@inproceedings{Canty2014ErgotAI,
  title={Ergot alkaloid intoxication in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne): an emerging animal health concern in Ireland?},
  author={Mary J. Canty and Ursula M Fogarty and Michael K Sheridan and Steve M. Ensley and Dwayne E. Schrunk and Simon J More},
  booktitle={Irish veterinary journal},
  year={2014}
}
Four primary mycotoxicosis have been reported in livestock caused by fungal infections of grasses or cereals by members of the Clavicipitaceae family. Ergotism (generally associated with grasses, rye, triticale and other grains) and fescue toxicosis (associated with tall fescue grass, Festuca arundinacea) are both caused by ergot alkaloids, and referred to as 'ergot alkaloid intoxication'. Ryegrass staggers (associated with perennial ryegrass Lolium perenne) is due to intoxication with an… CONTINUE READING
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