SULPHUR, SULFUR, SULPHATE, SULFATE, TOXICITY IN HORSES
 
Description    Sulphur has been used as a tonic; massive doses fed in error have been toxic. Sudden deaths and diarrhea in horses were attributed to high sulfate and high salinity of drinking water.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Colic, Cyanosis, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dryness oral mucosa, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Icterus, Increased respiratory rate, Pale, Petechiae, ecchymoses, purpura, Prolonged capillary refill time, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Burgess BA. Excessive sulfate and poor water quality as a cause of sudden deaths and an outbreak of diarrhea in horses. Can Vet J 2010;51:277 [Web Reference]
Corke MJ. An outbreak of sulphur poisoning in horses. Vet Rec 1981;109:212
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