ISOTROPIS POISONING IN SHEEP AND CATTLE
 
Description    At least 4 species of ISOTROPIS in Western Australia are toxic. They cause kidney failure, with proximal tubular epithelial necrosis leading to oliguria, azotemia, and failure of the urinary concentrating mechanism.
 
Species   Bovine, Ovine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Enophthalmos, Generalized weakness, Glucosuria, Hematuria, Oliguria or anuria, Pale, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Proteinuria, Tachycardia
 
References   Cooper TB. The nephrotoxicity of isotropis forrestii in sheep. Aust Vet J 1986;63:178
Gardiner MR. Poisoning of sheep and cattle in western australia due to species of isotropis (papilionaceae). Aust J Agric Res 1967;18:505
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