GOSSYPOL TOXICITY, COTTONSEED POISONING, IN SWINE
 
Description    Gossypol, naturally-occurring in the cotton plant GOSSYPIUM spp., is toxic to swine.
 
Species   Porcine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Coughing, Dullness, Dyspnea, Generalized weakness, Increased respiratory rate, Sudden death, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Morgan SE. Gossypol as a toxicant in livestock. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 1989;5:251
Haschek WM. Cottonseed meal (gossypol) toxicosis in a swine herd. JAVMA 1989;195:613
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