identification of t-2 toxin in moldy corn associated with a lethal toxicosis in dairy cattle.over a 5-month period during the winter of 1970-71, 20% of the lactating holstein cows in a wisconsin dairy herd died after prolonged ingestion of a diet containing 60% moldy corn infested with fusarium tricinctum (2 x 10(5) propagules per g of moldy corn). ethyl acetate extracts of the ground dried corn induced severe dermal reactions when applied to the skin of shaved 60-g albino rats and killed four of five 100-g rats that were force fed 1 ml in 2 ml of pure corn oil. t-2 toxin (3-hydroxy-4, ...19724640734
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