nigropallidal encephalomalacia

nigropallidal encephalomalacia
neurotoxicity in horses that have spent an extended period grazing on Centaurea repens or C. solstitialis, which cause necrosis of the substantia nigra and globus pallidus; characteristics include wandering around in a confused manner and rigidity of facial muscles so that the animals cannot chew and may starve to death.

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