Accession Number:

AD0840329

Title:

TOXIC VEGETATION OF THE KIRGIZ PASTURELAND,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The grazing of sheep in Kirgiz, a region of the Soviet Union, resulted in data pertaining to the influence of toxic flora which exists in this region. During the summer, plants of the aconite family, aconite caracol and aconite jungar, were found to be the strongest organic poisons with fatal dosages varying from 75 to 300 grams of green substance of a total of 10 to 15 mgkg of alkaloids. It was also found that constant moving of sheep from pasture to pasture increased the number of poisoning cases. In the spring, poisoning from scrophulariaceae- figwort-leaved Perowskia shoots and leaves were observed. This type of poisoning was found to be from ether oil compounds which comprise 0.54 to 0.6 of the plants. The article also mentions other plants of less toxicity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE