Naturally occurring and experimentally induced castor bean (Ricinus communis) poisoning in ducks.

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Castor bean (Ricinus communis) poisoning accounted for the death of several thousand ducks in the Texas panhandle in the fall and winter months of 1969-1971. Signs of intoxication resembled those of botulism, except for mucoid, blood-tinged excreta. The most common lesions were severe fatty change in the liver, widely distributed internal petechial… (More)

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@article{Jensen1981NaturallyOA, title={Naturally occurring and experimentally induced castor bean (Ricinus communis) poisoning in ducks.}, author={Walther Jensen and Jeff Allen}, journal={Avian diseases}, year={1981}, volume={25 1}, pages={184-94} }