Sweet clover poisoning

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sweet clover poisoning

A haemorrhagic disease of herbivores, especially cattle, occurring as a result of consuming damaged hay or silage containing sweet clover, but never as a result of eating freshly cut plants or pasturing on sweet clover. The causative agent is the anticoagulant, dicumarol, which is formed in the spoilage process from the harmless coumarin.