Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases, Animal production and livestock
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.
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Toxicity, Poisonous plants, Ferns, Western Australia
Aplin, T E, Steele, P, and Nottle, M C. (1983), Toxic ferns of Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 63.