MATRICARIA NIGELLIFOLIA DC POISONING IN CATTLE
 
Description    The African plant MATRICARIA NIGELLIFOLIA DC. (ASTERACEAE) causes experimentally-reproduced encephalitis in cattle after a latent period of 16-44 days.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Anorexia, Ataxia, Dullness, Dysmetria, Head pressing, Inability to stand, Propulsion
 
References   Newsholme SJ. Pathology of a nervous disorder (pushing disease or `stootsiekte`) in cattle caused by the plant matricaria nigellifolia dc. (asteraceae). Onderstepoort J Vet Res 1984;51:119
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