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Feline Medicine
Have exotic grass species caused an increase in blades stuck in cats' throats?
  1. John Wakely
  1. Medivet Flitwick, 47 The Ridgeway, Flitwick, Bedfordshire MK45 1DJ
  1. e-mail: john.wakely{at}

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OVER recent years, I and colleagues have noted an increase in the number of cats with grass blades stuck in their throats. These grasses are usually exotic, with Anemanthele lessoniana (New Zealand wind grass) a common culprit. This grass is widely sold in garden centres and spreads freely, so that it has been …

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