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Abstract

A review of kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) poisoning in cattle.

Abstract

A review on the aetiology and pathogenesis of kikuyu grass (P. clandestinum) poisoning in cattle was presented. Highlights of the review includes the following: history of kikuyu and livestock poisoning, incidence and clinical sign, gross pathology, microscopic pathology, biochemistry and physiology, seasons of growth, rainfall, and fertilizer use, pathogens associated with toxic kikuyu pastures and future directions.