CYANAMIDE TOXICITY IN PIGS
 
Description    A group of hogs died within two days following the application of cyanamide to the floor of their pen, and the survivors showed clinical signs. At necropsy there was hepatic necrosis and the disease was experimentally reproduced with as low as 25 mg/kg orally, with signs more severe as the dose increased.
 
Species   Porcine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dysphagia, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Fever, Generalized weakness, Grinding teeth, Icterus, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lack of growth or weight gain, Sudden death, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
References   Heinritzel K. Cyanamide intoxication in young pigs. Proc 8th International Pig Vet Society 1984:227
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