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, Hindlimb lameness, Hindlimb pain, Increased respiratory rate, Kyphosis, Reluctant to move, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Garcia y Santos C. Enzootic calcinosis caused by Nierembergia rivularis in sheep. J Vet Diagn Invest 2012;24:423 [Web Reference]
Toribio RE. Disorders of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism in Horses. Vet Clin N A Eq Pract 2011;27:129 [Web Reference]
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