ENZOOTIC CALCINOSIS DUE TO PLANT POISONING
 
Description    Poisonings by plants with calcinogenic activity have caused Enzootic Calcinosis. Increased absorption of calcium leads to calcification of soft tissues such as tendons, carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Dullness, Dyspnea, Exercise intolerance, Forelimb lameness, Forelimb pain, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Hindlimb lameness, Hindlimb pain, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Kyphosis, Reluctant to move, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Odriozola ER. Enzootic calcinosis in horses grazing Solanum glaucophyllum in Argentina. J Vet Diagn Invest 2017;Dec [Web Reference]
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