Plant-animal interactions in larkspur poisoning in cattle.

  title={Plant-animal interactions in larkspur poisoning in cattle.},
  author={Michael H. Ralphs and John Douglas Olsen and James A. Pfister and Gary D. Manners},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={66 9},
Larkspur (Delphinium spp.) toxicity in cattle seriously impedes the efficient use of productive mountain rangelands. Larkspurs contain complex diterpenoid alkaloids that cause acute intoxication and death from respiratory paralysis. Alkaloids and their concentrations vary among larkspur species, plant parts and phenological growth stages, thus causing great… CONTINUE READING