AVOCADO (PERSEA AMERICANA) POISONING IN GOATS
 
Description    Avocado leaves caused a drop in milk production and thick milk in does. There might be deaths due to cardiotoxicity.
 
Species   Caprine
 
Signs   Agalactia, Anorexia, Coughing, Dyspnea, Firm mammary gland, Increased respiratory rate, Mammary gland swelling, Mastitis, Muffled, decreased, heart sounds, Skin edema, Sudden death, Tachycardia
 
References   Stadler P. Suspected avocado (persea americana) poisoning in goats. J South Afr Vet Assoc 1991;62:186
Sani Y. The cardiotoxicity of avocado leaves. Aust Vet J 1991;68:150
Craigmill AL. Pathological changes in the mammary gland and biochemical changes in milk of the goat following oral dosing with leaf of the avocado (persea americana). Aust Vet J 1989;66:206
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