TOBACCO, NICOTINIA POISONING, NICOTINE TOXICITY
 
Description    Wild tree tobacco NICOTINIA GLAUCA is toxic and teratogenic in ruminants and pigs. Clinical signs are seen in adults fed the plant and there can be skeletal deformities in newborns of animals fed the plant during pregnancy. NICOTINIA TABACUM causes nervous signs and congential defects in pigs and cattle.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Abnormal forelimb curvature, Abnormal hindlimb curvature, Ataxia, Cleft palate or lip, Coma, Contracture fore limb, leg, Decreased mobility of forelimb joint, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Excitement, Forelimb lameness, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Hindlimb lameness, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lordosis, Scoliosis, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Torticollis, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Niles GA. Toxicoses of the Ruminant Nervous System. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 2017;33:111 [Web Reference]
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