Cenchrus ciliaris | definition of Cenchrus ciliaris by Medical dictionary
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a grass of the family Poaceae; called also buffel grass. Ingestion of this grass plant by horses can cause osteodystrophia fibrosa because most of the calcium in the grass is in the form of oxalate crystals and unavailable for absorption. In very lush pasture can cause acute oxalate poisoning in sheep, but only if they are very hungry.
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Seasonal changes in biomass growth and quality and its utilization by sheep on semiarid Cenchrus ciliaris
pasture of India.
gayana, Cenchrus ciliaris
(buffel grass), Heteropogon contortus (black spear grass), and Astrebla lappacea (curly Mitchell grass) were present.
Influence of re-growth interval on chemical composition, herbage yield, digestibility and digestion kinetics of Setaria sphacelata and Cenchrus ciliaris
A mixture of species was sown on the pasture plots: Chamaecrista rotundifolia and Stylosanthes hamata (Amiga and Verano) at 3 kg/ha, and Bothriochloa insculpta, Cenchrus ciliaris
, and Chloris gayana at 4 kg/ha.