Fusarium species isolated from Pennisetum clandestinum collected during outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in South Africa.

@article{Botha2014FusariumSI,
  title={Fusarium species isolated from Pennisetum clandestinum collected during outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in South Africa.},
  author={C. Botha and M. Truter and A. Jacobs},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          e1-e8
        }
}
  • C. Botha, M. Truter, A. Jacobs
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
  • Kikuyu poisoning occurs sporadically in South Africa. It is of major economic importance, as valuable dairy cows are often poisoned by it, and once affected, the mortality rate is high. Pennisetum clandestinum samples were collected during eight outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa from 2008 to 2010. The kikuyu grass samples were submitted specifically for the isolation and molecular identification of Fusarium species, as it was recently suggested… CONTINUE READING

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