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Vet Hum Toxicol. 1988 Jun;30(3):256-8.

Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) toxicity in sheep: changes in motility and pH of reticulo-rumen.

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor.

Abstract

In addition to generalized icterus, enlargement of the liver and severe photosensitization, signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) toxicity also caused ruminal stasis and a decreased rumen pH in sheep. Ruminal stasis, which occurred within 3 weeks of grazing on this grass, may be the effect of the toxin produced in the rumen rather than a sequele of a decreased rumen pH. Animals were anorexic and the volume of their rumen content was very much reduced.

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