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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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Or Crazy-Weeds, leguminous plants, chiefly species of Astragalus and Lupinus, which produce a disease in cattle known as "loco-disease." The name is apparently taken from the Spanish loco, mad. The disease affects the nervous system of the animals eating the plants, and is accompanied by exhaustion and wasting.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Loco-Weeds'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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