crown vetch


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crown vetch

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Crown vetch grows in disturbed soils, tolerates dry conditions, and is often planted to prevent soil erosion.
Crown vetch contains nitroglycosides, the most toxic of which, [beta]-nitropropionic acid, is poisonous to nonruminants.
9) [beta]-Nitropropionic acid and perhaps other unidentified metabolites from crown vetch affect the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and collapse.
Chickens experimentally fed crown vetch exhibited signs of incoordination and staggering gait, leading to collapse and an inability to right themselves.
Specific antidotes for crown vetch toxins are not available.