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Acorn poisoning in cattle
  1. PM Dixon,
  2. EA McPherson,
  3. AC Rowland and
  4. W Maclennan


Ten cows in a suckler herd totalling 60 sickened after grazing parkland which was heavily covered with acorns. Two died. The main clinical signs were dullness, anorexia and constipation. The main pathological findings were severe nephrosis and some intestinal ulceration. After removal to an acorn-free pasture, the remaining eight animals made a full recovery.

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