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Narthecium ossifragum Associated Photosensitization in Sheep in The Faroe Islands


Hepatogenous photosensitization in sheep is an important problem in various parts of the world. Most photosensitization diseases are associated with ingestion of plant or fungal toxins. The lily, Narthecium ossifragum, has long been associated with photosensitization in lambs in western Norway (Ender 1955, Flåøyen 1993) and in the northern regions of the British Isles (Ford 1964).


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Flåøyen, A., Jóhansen, J. & Olsen, J. Narthecium ossifragum Associated Photosensitization in Sheep in The Faroe Islands. Acta Vet Scand 36, 277–278 (1995).

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