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Lecheguilla poisoning

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Lecheguilla poisoning

a plant toxaemia of sheep and goats in western Texas, southeastern new Mexico, and northern Mexico caused by eating agave lecheguilla; there is liver damage resulting in icterus, sometimes haemoglobinuria, and often death, and photosensitivity with oedema, swelling, and crusting of the face and ears.

Synonym: swellhead.