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Link found between tree seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

Published by Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 16 Jan 2013 6:14 PM - 1 Comments
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New research from the USA, published in the Equine Veterinary Journal ( EVJ ), has shown that a toxin from the box elder tree is the likely cause of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy (SPM), the US equivalent of the European disease known as Atypical Myopathy (AM). According to the British Equine Veterinary Association, preliminary comparisons of these results with cases of AM in Europe suggest that the European condition may be linked to similar trees which could have an important bearing on the future prevention of the disease in Europe. Seasonal Pasture Myopathy is a highly fatal muscle disease in Midwestern...
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