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Student Studying Effects Of Herbal Remedy On Fungal Toxin

February 11, 2010

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Jamie M. Douglas, a graduate student in Animal Science, is working in conjunction with Dr. Karen Jones to study a potential herbal remedy for fescue toxicosis.  Douglas is studying the effects that blessed thistle extract has on fungal toxin.   Douglas states, "Blessed thistle extract has been used in humans to reduce fever, increase circulation, regulate hormones and stimulate milk production--the same problems we're having with the cows--so we wondered if it would have the same effect on them."  Read more about Douglas' project at: