Toxin Topic: Slaframine Intoxication

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The wet spring weather and abundant clover growth in Central Kentucky has made 2010 a bumper year for slaframine toxin, or "slobber toxin. Slaframine is a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Rhizoctonia leguminicola. This fungus can be present on clover, alfalfa, and other legumes. Cool, wet, humid weather promotes growth of the fungus and production of slaframine. The to

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