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October 16, 2019
Sycamore seedlings cause Atypical Myopathy when ingested by horses.
Atypical myopathy (sycamore poisoning or seasonal pasture myopathy) is a disease caused by the ingestion of sycamore seeds (‘helicopters’), seedlings or leaves and is often fatal. During autumn the seeds fall onto pasture and the subsequent green seedlings appear in Spring. Sycamore poisoning can be fatal Hypoglycin A (HGA) toxin found within the seeds and...
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