Three Merino sheep were given 3 g/kg of dried, finely-milled Homeria glauca (Natal yellow tulp) plant
Plasma glucose, cortisol, catecholarnines and lactate were measured hourly and also at the moment of
death. Rising plasma glucose was shown to be associated with rising plasma cortisol and catecholamines, and
the metabolic component of tulp-associated acidosis was shown to be the result of lactate accumulation.
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