AGERATINA ADENOPHORA POISONING
 
Description    AGERATINA ADENOPHORA can cause respiratory disease in horses in areas including Australia, Africa, and Hawaii. Signs have been produced by feeding the plant for 8 months, and the flowering stage produces signs in 6 weeks. Fibrosis and other changes are seen at necropsy.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abnormal lung or pleural sounds, Anorexia, Coughing, Dullness, Dyspnea, Exercise intolerance, Increased respiratory rate, Rough hair coat, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Botha CJ. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of importance in horses in southern Africa. J S Afr Vet Assn 2002;73:91
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