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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Schoenus asperocarpus, Poisonous plants, Toxicity

First Page Number

45

Last Page Number

47

Abstract

POISON SEDGE was first suspected of being toxic to livestock in Western Australia nearly 80 years ago.

Sudden deaths of sheep grazing areas on which poison sedge grew have been reported from many regions from Geraldton to Scott River.

This article reports a case of poisoning in the field, and the experimental reproduction of poison sedge toxicity in pen-fed sheep.

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