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Nontoxic ferns: Feeding tests with cattle find gold fern, bird's foot fern nontoxic


K. A. Wagnon

Author Affiliations

K. A. Wagnon is Associate Specialist in Animal Husbandry, University of California College of Agriculture, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 5(10):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n10p13. October 1951.

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No evidence of toxicity was found in gold fern and bird's foot fern, two plants suspected to cause jimmies–or jitters– in cattle moved to and from mountain ranges.

Wagnon K. 1951. Nontoxic ferns: Feeding tests with cattle find gold fern, bird's foot fern nontoxic. Hilgardia 5(10):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n10p13

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