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Cover for Nutritional implications of pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicosis.

The pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) constitute one of the most important classes of toxicants of plant origin. Although as many as 6000 plant species contain PA, only a few are of major agricultural or toxicological importance. Livestock poisoning problems are associated mainly with the PA occurring...

Author(s)
Cheeke, P. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural and pharmaceutical applications of Chilean soapbark tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quillaja saponaria</i>) saponins.

The saponins and other phytochemicals in the biomass of the Chilean soapbark tree (Quillaja saponaria) have numerous positive applications in animal production. The inclusion of low concentrations (100-150 ppm) of whole plant quillaja powder as a feed additive increases animal performance and...

Author(s)
Cheeke, P. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of dietary pyrrolizidine (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Senecio</i>) alkaloids on copper and vitamin A tissue concentrations in Japanese quail.

In this study, groups of Japanese quails were fed diets containing copper, vitamin A and pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) from tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea, TR) collected in Oregon, USA, for 6 weeks. It was shown that consumption of 10% TR did not affect the growth rate; however, the feed efficiency ...

Author(s)
Huan, J.; Cheeke, P. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper