Publication Date

1983

DAFWA Collections

Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases, Animal production and livestock

Series Number

63

Abstract

Botanical descriptions and notes on the distribution of six species of ferns are given. These plants contain the enzyme thiaminase, which may induce thiamin deficiency, or other constituents toxic to animals. The clinical signs of both thiamin deficiency and fern toxicity in affected livestock are described.

Number of Pages

15

Keywords

Toxicity, Poisonous plants, Ferns, Western Australia

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