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Outbreak of bovine abortion attributed to ergot poisoning
  1. WT Appleyard

Abstract

Eleven out of 36 suckler cows, all in late pregnancy, aborted seven to 10 days following introduction to a rye grass pasture heavily infested with ergot. On the basis of known heavy exposure to ergot infested grass and negative findings in a range of other investigations, details of which are given, a diagnosis of ergotism was made.

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