SORGHUM, SUDAN GRASS, POISONING IN HORSES, CATTLE, AND SHEEP
 
Description    Cattle, sheep, and horses grazing Sorghum pastures can develop signs of toxicity. Urinary incontinence might cause hair loss due to urine scald. Lesions of axonal degeneration and demyelination are seen at necropsy.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abnormal anal, perineal, tail reflexes, Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Abortion or weak newborns, Agalactia, Alopecia, Ataxia, Dysmetria, Dysuria, Enlarged, distended, urinary bladder, Hematuria, Hemoglobinuria or myoglobinuria, Inability to stand, Increased frequency of urination, Oliguria or anuria, Opisthotonus, Paraparesis, Proteinuria, Red or brown urine, Tail weakness, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Urinary incontinence, Weight loss
 
References   Al-Dissi A. Toxicology for the Equine Practitioner. Vet Clin N A Eq Pract 2015;31:269 [Web Reference]
Finnie J. Neurological diseases of ruminant livestock in Australia. II: toxic disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Aust Vet J 2011;89:247 [Web Reference]
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