The toxicity of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo L.)

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dc.contributor.editor Du Toit, P.J. 2017-04-18T12:51:09Z 2017-04-18T12:51:09Z 2017 1935
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590;300dpi. adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract (1) No experimental evidence was obtained to support the contention that pumpkin seed produces paralysis in stock. A young sheep drenched with large amounts of fresh seed developed transient diarrhoea. It is possible that pumpkins grown in different areas differ in their effects on stock. (2) The evidence found in the literature in regard to the value of the seed as a taenifuge is contradictory. It is possible that the ingredient (or ingredients), which is responsible for the effect of the seed as a taenifuge, varies in the specimens of pumpkin grown in different areas. (3) The fatty oil and the resin contained in pumpkin seed appears to be non-toxic to animals and human beings when given in moderate doses. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steyn, DG 1935, 'The toxicity of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo L.)’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Industry, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 441-443. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Pretoria : Government Printer en_ZA
dc.rights ©South Africa, Dept. of Agricultural Technical Services (original). ©University of Pretoria, Dept. of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title The toxicity of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo L.) en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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