Ergot alkaloids (ALKA)
- Claviceps purpurea
- Claviceps paspali
- Claviceps africana
- Claviceps fusiformis
- Claviceps cyperi
Rye, barley, wheat, oats, by-products.
Effects on animals
Effects of Ergocornine, ergocristine, ergocryptine, ergometrine, ergosine, ergotamine (ALKA) on:
Agalactia, high piglet mortality, necrosis, gangrene, reproductive disorders.
Swelling of feet and lameness, diarrhoea, hypersalivation, intense thirst, severe shaking.
Reduction in growth and rate of lay, high chick mortality, gangrene of the crest, tongue and beak, liquid droppings.
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