PHOSPHORUS TOXICITY
 
Description    Phosphorus was used as a rodenticide and domestic animals were occasionally poisoned but this is now rare. Signs are due to gastrointestinal inflammation.
 
Species   Bovine, Canine, Equine, Feline, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Agalactia, Anorexia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Colic, Diarrhea, Dullness, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Hematuria, Icterus, Oliguria or anuria, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Red or brown urine, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Osweiler GD. Toxicology. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2000;16:409
Gumbrell RC. Secondary phosphorus poisoning in dogs. N Z Vet J 1995;43:25
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