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Update Date: [2013-11-04]

NO.: 12

AHRI report No.12


Observations on Bracken Poisoning in Cattle

Department 1.Taiwan Animal Health Research Institute
2.Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction
Author T.C. Choul S.S. Chard ; Y.J. Wang1; W.C. Yang1 ; N.J. Li1; Y.L Li1; T.M. Ho2

The result of the studies confirmed the pesence of Bracken dsoning in Taiwan. Among three natual affect] cases, two shows] the symptom of hematurea Visicalis and one shows] hemorrhagic diathesis syndrorn. The clinical tho1ogical changes in artifitial indasi intoxication inclurli jig blood coa,gu]ating disorders with reduci jig WBC, RBC and throinlyxyt count and increasing the bleeding time and SCOT valne in plasma. Reduction of the ratio Ietween granulccyte and lyrnphctyt also king oblervsi in clinical phase of intoxication. Severe hemorrhages in serosa and muccea of various organs was the most prominance of lesions in biacken poisoning. The abcwe mentioned changes can k taken as valuable diagnostic parameters of Bracken


Bracken Poisoning; Ohservation