Krimpsiekte in South Africa : historical perspectives

Show simple item record Botha, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) 2014-05-06T07:34:58Z 2014-05-06T07:34:58Z 2013-11-18
dc.description.abstract Krimpsiekte, also known as cotyledonosis or nenta in sheep and goats, has been recognised as a disease entity since 1775. However, it was only in 1891 that Veterinary Surgeon Soga reproduced the condition by dosing Cotyledon (= Tylecodon) ventricosus leaves to goats. Professor MacOwan, a botanist, confirmed the identity of these nenta plants. From a South African veterinary toxicological point of view the date 1891 is of considerable historical significance as this was the first time that a plant was experimentally demonstrated to be toxic to livestock in South Africa. A chronological account of the history of krimpsiekte research is provided. en
dc.description.librarian am2014 en
dc.description.librarian mn2014
dc.description.sponsorship Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. en
dc.description.uri en
dc.identifier.citation Botha, C.J., 2013, ‘Krimpsiekte in South Africa: Historical perspectives’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 84(1), Art. #1059, 5 pages. 10.4102/jsava.v84i1.1059 en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-223X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2225-6253 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jsava.v84i1.1059
dc.identifier.other 7006558662
dc.identifier.other O-5991-2014
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Krimpsiekte en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Sheep en
dc.subject Veterinary surgeons en
dc.subject Cotyledonosis en
dc.subject Nenta en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- History -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Goats en_ZA
dc.title Krimpsiekte in South Africa : historical perspectives en
dc.type Article en

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