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Holly leaf ingestion causing pharyngeal obstruction in lambs

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WE read with interest the letter on pharyngeal obstruction in lambs caused by holly leaf (Ilex aquafolium), a useful alert to include this condition as a differential diagnosis when examining lambs showing respiratory distress (VR, June 3, 2017, vol 180, p 547).

This presentation has been recognised in previous years, particularly in south-west England, and was the subject of an …

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