ANAGALLIS ARVENSIS POISONING IN SHEEP AND CATTLE
 
Description    ANAGALLIS ARVENSIS, a member of the Primulaceae family, causes fatal nephrosis and uremia in South African sheep, was the suspected cause of a similar disease in Australia, and has been reported in cattle and sheep in South America. There is a severe tubular nephrosis at necropsy. Lesions develop about 14 days after ingestion.
 
Species   Bovine, Ovine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Coma, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Reluctant to move, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Seizures or syncope, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Rivero R. Anagallis arvensis poisoning in cattle and sheep in uraguay. Vet Human Toxicol 2001;43:27
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