An Acremonium endophyte of Lolium perenne associated with hyperthermia of cattle in Pacific County, Washington

  • Authors: Wilson, A. D.; Gay, C.C.; and Fransen, S.C.
  • Publication Year: 1992
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Plant Disease 76:212. (Disease Note)

Abstract

Clavicipitaceous endophytes are well known for causing maladies of livestock. Recent studies of a new syndrome causing hyperthermia of cattle in Pacific County, Washington, prompted surveys of endophytes in pasture grasses of seven affected paddocks. Cattle removed from affected pastures and fed alfalfa became normothermic within 3 days, suggesting a pyrogenic factor in feed.

  • Citation: Wilson, A. D.; Gay, C.C.; and Fransen, S.C. 1992. An Acremonium endophyte of Lolium perenne associated with hyperthermia of cattle in Pacific County, Washington. Plant Disease 76:212. (Disease Note)
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  • Modified Date: March 26, 2018
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