TRACHYANDRA PARALYSIS, POISONING
 
Description    Chronic ingestion over a period of 4-6 weeks of TRACHYANDRA can cause a progressive ascending paresis and paralysis. There is prominent neuronal and mild extraneuronal pigmentation by material that appears to be lipofuscin.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Anorexia, Ataxia, Dullness, Dysmetria, Exercise intolerance, Head shaking, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Nystagmus, Paraparesis, Reluctant to move, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   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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