VITAMIN D TOXICITY IN PIGS
 
Description    Vitamin D toxicity in pigs can follow accidental inclusion of large amounts of the vitamin in feed. Blood calcium levels are sometimes elevated and there might be tissue mineralization.
 
Species   Porcine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Change in voice, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Generalized weakness, Increased respiratory rate, Paraparesis, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Reluctant to move, Tenesmus, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
References   Wimsatt J. Dietary vitamin d toxicity in a household of pot-bellied pigs (sus scrofa). J Vet Intern Med 1998;12:42
Long GG. Acute toxicosis in swine associated with excessive dietary intake of vitamin d. JAVMA 1984;184:164
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