BITTERWEED, HYMENOXYS ODORATA, POISONING IN CATTLE AND SHEEP
 
Description    HYMENOXYS ODORATA, bitterweed, is toxic to ruminants in its southwestern U.S. habitat.
 
Species   Bovine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Agalactia, Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloat in ruminants, Coughing, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Exercise intolerance, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Grinding teeth, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Mucoid nasal discharge, Polydipsia, Sudden death, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
References   Knight AP. Plant poisoning of small ruminants. AABP Proceedings 2004;37:127-134
Garland T. Toxicologic disease of the digestive tract. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2000;16:187
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