TRICHOTHECENE, DEOXYNIVALENOL VOMITOXIN, T-2 TOXIN, FUSARIUM, TOXICITY IN SWINE
 
Description    The trichothecenes vomitoxin (deoxynivalenol), diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS), and T-2 toxin are mycotoxins produced by the fungus FUSARIUM particularly when it is cool and wet at the time of harvest. The toxin is found in corn, barley, oats, rice, wheat, and sorghum, as well as complete feeds.
 
Species   Porcine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Dullness, Female infertility, Hemorrhage of any body part or clotting failure, Lack of growth or weight gain, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Pale, Petechiae, ecchymoses, purpura, Prolapsed rectum, Prolapsed vagina, Rough hair coat, Skin crusts, Small litter size, Tongue ulcers, vesicles, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
References   Van Limbergen T. Role of mycotoxins in herds with and without problems with tail necrosis in neonatal pigs. Vet Rec 2017;181:539 [Web Reference]
O`Donnell K. Veterinary Fusarioses within the United States. J Clin Microbiol 2016;54:2813 [Web Reference]
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