Behaviour of the cyanogenic potential of star grass (Cynodon nlemfuensis). VII (final part). Experimental acute intoxication with aqueous extracts and forage with high cyanide content
Acute intoxication was reproduced in calves by feeding star grass fertilized with high levels of nitrate and containing 230 mg cyanide per kg and 0.76% nitrate. Lethal cyanide levels were found in liver, urine, rumen fluid and blood. Mice also died after ingesting an extract of the star grass..