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Cover for Poisoning by plants, mycotoxins and related toxins.

This book contains 124 chapters focusing on the various poisonous plants and mycotoxins and their effects on livestock. The effects of the chemical constituents of these poisonous plants and mycotoxins on the liver, reproductive, nervous and other organ systems of laboratory and farm animals are...

Author(s)
Riet-Correa, F.; Pfister, J.; Schild, A. L.; Wierenga, T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachiaria</i> spp. poisoning in sheep in Brazil: experimental and epidemiological findings.

This chapter presents experiments aiming to examine the aspects of Brachiaria spp. poisoning in sheep in Brazil, and analyse the epidemiological records from spontaneous outbreaks. The susceptibility of sheep to signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens [Urochloa decumbens]) poisoning, the effect of...

Author(s)
Castro, M. B.; Santos, H. L., Jr.; Mustafa, V. S.; Gracindo, C. V.; Moscardini, A. C. R.; Louvandini, H.; Paludo, G. R.; Borges, J. R. J.; Haraguchi, M.; Ferreira, M. B.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chemistry of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dieffenbachia picta</i>.

Studies on the toxicology and chemical composition (including that of the latex) of D. picta [D. seguine] are summarized.

Author(s)
Barbi, N. S.; Lucchetti, L.; Pereira, N. A.; Silva, A. J. R. da
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chemical analysis of toxic principles in preparations of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ruta graveolens</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Petiveria alliacea</i>.

Studies were conducted to determine the chemical composition of preparations from the leaves of Petiveria alliacea and Ruta graveolens and correlate chemical compositions with their toxicological effects. Plants of both species were grown and collected in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh leaves of...

Author(s)
Amaral, A. C. F.; Silva, J. R. de A.; Falcão, D. Q.; Ferreirinha, L. G.; Santos, A. R. dos; Araújo, R. B.; Ferreira, J. L. P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of anticholinesterasic activity of strain SPC 920-<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Geitlerinema unigranulatum</i> (oscillatoriales, cyanobacteria).

Studies were conducted to determine the toxic compounds and potential pharmaceutical drugs in extracts of SPC 920- Geitlerinema unigranulatum. Lyophilized cells of G. unigranulatum were obtained from batch cultures and freeze-dried cells were extracted and submitted to HPLC analysis. The toxicity...

Author(s)
Dogo, C. R.; Rangel, M.; Cardoso-Lopes, E. M.; Sant'Anna, C. L.; Bruni, F. M.; Lopes-Ferreira, M.; Carvalho, L. R. de
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Variation in saponin concentration in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachiaria brizantha</i> leaves as a function of maturation: preliminary data.

A study was conducted to detect the variation in protodioscin concentrations of Brachiaria brizantha [Urochloa brizantha] leaves collected in various stages of maturation, and to compare saponin variation in relation to meteorological data such as insolation (hours of exposure to solar radiation...

Author(s)
Ferreira, M. B.; Brum, K. B.; Fernandes, C. E.; Martins, C. F.; Pinto, G. S.; Castro, V. S.; Rezende, K. G.; Riet-Correa, F.; Haraguchi, M.; Wysocki, H. L., Jr.; Lemos, R. A. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurement of steroidal saponins in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Panicum</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachiaria</i> grasses in the USA and Brazil.

Four switchgrass cultivars (Trailblazer, Cave-in-Rock, Summer, and Kanlow) were grown at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center. Each cultivar was hand-harvested to a 10 cm stubble height on 3 July 2002. Five Panicum maximum samples were collected on 4 February 2005 ...

Author(s)
Lee, S. T.; Mitchell, R. B.; Gardner, D. R.; Tokarnia, C. H.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alkaloid profiles of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mimosa tenuiflora</i> and associated methods of analysis.

The alkaloid contents of the leaves and seeds of M. tenuiflora collected from northeastern Brazil were studied. Alkaloids were isolated by classical acid/base extraction procedures and by cation exchange solid phase extraction. The crude alkaloid fractions were then analysed by thin layer...

Author(s)
Gardner, D. R.; Riet-Correa, F.; Panter, K. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poisoning by plants, mycotoxins, and algae in Argentinian livestock.

This chapter describes some (i) plants causing hepatic necrosis and fibrosis, primary photosensitivity, and sudden death; (ii) plants, fungi and algae causing hepatogenic photosensitivity; (iii) plants affecting the central nervous and digestive systems; (iv) nephrotoxic, cyanogenic, systemic...

Author(s)
Odriozola, E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxic plants affecting grazing cattle in Colombia.

This chapter review describes some of the plants potentially toxic for cattle in Colombia. These plants include those affecting the blood, cardiac muscle, liver (either by causing hepatocellular necrosis or by inducing intrahepatic cholestasis), digestive, urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal systems...

Author(s)
Diaz, G. J.; Boermans, H. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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