KALANCHOE POISONING IN RUMINANTS
 
Description    Plants of the genus KALANCHOE are found mainly in Africa, Asia, South America, and Australia, but they have also been introduced in the U.S. as ornamentals. They can cause poisoning in ruminants.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Cold skin, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Conjunctival, scleral, injection, Conjunctival, scleral, redness, Cyanosis, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Paraparesis, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Torticollis, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Mendonša FS. An outbreak of poisoning by Kalanchoe blossfeldiana in cattle in northeastern Brazil. Trop Anim Health Prod 2017 [Web Reference]
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