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Do hares suffer from grass sickness?
  1. KE Whitwell
  1. Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk.

Abstract

An autopsy study of one dead and two sick hares from an East Anglian estate on which two mares had died of grass sickness revealed that two of the hares were suffering from a polyganglionopathy and alimentary tract changes, remarkably similar to those seen in grass sickness in horses. No such abnormalities were found in two healthy hares from the same locality.

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