COYOTILLO POISONING IN RUMINANTS
 
Description    A progressive neuropathy in ruminants, `Limberleg`, is caused by ingestion of the coyotillo plant (KARWINSKIA HUMBOLDTIANA) in Southwest Texas and Mexico.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abnormal forelimb reflexes, Abnormal hindlimb reflexes, Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Ataxia, Dysmetria, Generalized weakness, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Paraparesis, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Knight AP. Plant poisoning of small ruminants. AABP Proceedings 2004;37:127-134
Charlton KM. A neuropathy in goats caused by experimental coyotillo (karwinskia humboldtiana) poisoning: clinical and neurophysiologic studies. JAVMA 1971;32:1381
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