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many plant species for the function of water retention during dry periods and to tolerate freezing. When these substances come into contact with water, mucilages slowly hydrate to form a viscous gel. When administered to animals, the swelling associated with mucilage hydration in the gut, has a bulk laxative action and a soothing effect on the GIT membranes. In addition, Aucubin a glucoside, also found in P. lanceolata also has a laxative, antimicrobial and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like effect. Tannins in P. lanceolata may contribute to the anthelmintic effect 1 . In this case, it was speculated that the high percentage contamination of the bales of lucerne, with ribwort, was the most probable cause of the diarrhoea, especially with the history of response with removal of the contaminated lucerne from the diet. In such cases, it is recommended that lucerne be withheld for 2 days after which good quality lucerne, be slowly reintroduced to the diet. References 1. 1. A.V. Stewart. 1996. Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) – a poten- tial pasture species. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 58: Pg 77–86 2. Y. Najafian, S. S. Hamedi, M.K. Farshchi, Z. Feyzabadi. 2018. Plantago major in Traditional Persian Medicine and modern phytotherapy: a narrative review. Electronic Physician. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pg 6390-6399, ISSN: 2008-5842, DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.19082/6390 3. N. Bernedo, M. García, G. Gastaminza, E. Fernández, B. Bartolomé, J. Algorta, D. Muñoz. 2008. Allergy to laxative compound (Plantago ovata seed) among health care profes- sionals. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 18 (3): Pg 181-9. 2019 ISSUE 01 11