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Bracken fern is a delicacy consumed by humans and serves as animal forage around the world. It is said to be the 5th most common plant, an important toxic plant and the only higher plant known to cause cancer in animals. Occurrence of urinary bladder neoplasia is extremely high in cattle and it is...

Author(s)
Ugochukwu, I. C. I.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, London, UK
Citation
Comparative Clinical Pathology, 2019, 28, 3, pp 593-597
Abstract

Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) is the fifth most distributed common weed species of the world. Its ecological distribution is very wide, and the plant can grow and spread successfully on many types of soil. The cover of P. aquilinum is - in some cases - remarkable (e.g. in the United Kingdom). ...

Author(s)
Vetter, J.
Publisher
Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2009, 57, 1, pp 183-196
Abstract

Poisoning of horses by plants is a relatively common veterinary problem and may occur when the fresh plant is ingested in pasture or when the plant contaminates hay, silage and feed. In Europe, horses are particularly at risk of poisoning by Cynoglossum officinale (houndstongue), Datura stramonium...

Author(s)
Caloni, F.; Cortinovis, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2015, 27, 5, pp 269-274
Abstract

We describe a new method to detect trace levels of ptaquiloside (Pta), a major carcinogen of bracken fern in biological samples such as milk from farm animals. The method involves the absorption of analyte on carbograph followed by elution with solvents mixtures. The unstable analyte is then...

Author(s)
Bonadies, F.; Berardi, G.; Nicoletti, R.; Romolo, F. S.; Giovanni, F. de; Marabelli, R.; Santoro, A.; Raso, C.; Tagarelli, A.; Roperto, F.; Russo, V.; Roperto, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Chemistry, 2010, 124, 2, pp 660-665
Abstract

Horses are at risk of poisoning from plants in their environment or from contaminants in their feed. Well recognised toxic plants in horses include oleander, yew, false acacia, bracken, sycamore, oak and ragwort. Some plants are unpalatable but are eaten when mixed with hay, the plant is dried or...

Author(s)
Bates, N.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Livestock, 2017, 22, 3, pp 164-169
Abstract

This review focuses on some of the most important poisonous plants in Europe and provides an overview of the poisoning episodes that have occurred in European countries. Poisoning of livestock and companion animals by plants is a relatively common occurrence. In Europe livestock and horses are...

Author(s)
Cortinovis, C.; Caloni, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2013, 197, 2, pp 163-168
Abstract

Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) poisoning, including the clinical presentation, postmortem findings, laboratory confirmation and treatment is described in this paper. "Haemorrhagic syndrome" and clotting mechanisms and their investigation in the laboratory are also discussed, and a list of...

Author(s)
Cranwell, M. P.
Publisher
British Cattle Veterinary Association, Frampton-on-Severn, UK
Citation
Cattle Practice, 2004, 12, 3, pp 205-207
Abstract

Serum ionogramma (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) was done in 64 samples from 32 horses with bracken ferm poisoning (1999-2002; Romania). Blood magnesium was significantly decreased, while potassium was significantly increased in affected horses (P<0.01).

Author(s)
Oros, N. A.; Mărculescu, A.; Marcus, I. B.; Bâle, G. A.; Bălănescu, S.; Cobâlaș, L.
Publisher
University of Agricultural Sciences, Central Library (Exchanges), Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Citation
Buletinul Universității de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară Cluj-Napoca, Seria Medicină Veterinară, 2004, 61, pp 107-109
Abstract

This article describes the clinical signs and therapeutic management of ragwort (Senecio spp.), bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.), yew (Taxus baccata), oak (Quercus spp.) and foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) poisoning in livestock such as sheep, goats, cattle and horses.

Author(s)
Beltman, M.
Publisher
Irish Veterinary Association, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Irish Veterinary Journal, 2005, 58, 9, pp 521-522
Abstract

Bovine papillomavirus type 13 (BPV-13), a novel Deltapapillomavirus, has been found associated with urothelial tumours of the urinary bladder of cattle grazing on lands infested with bracken fern. BPV-13 was detected in 28 of 39 urothelial tumours. Diagnosis was based on sequencing of L1 and E5...

Author(s)
Roperto, S.; Russo, V.; Leonardi, L.; Martano, M.; Corrado, F.; Riccardi, M. G.; Roperto, F.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2016, 63, 6, pp 628-634

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