STENOCARPELLA MAYDIS TOXICITY IN RUMINANTS
 
Description    In Africa and South America the fungus STENOCARPELLA MAYDIS on corn causes neurotoxicosis. This has been reported from the field in cattle and sheep and produced experimentally in goats.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Abortion or weak newborns, Ataxia, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Excessive salivation, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Lacrimation, Opisthotonus, Paraparesis, Reluctant to move, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Riet-Correa F. Mycotoxicoses of ruminants and horses. J Vet Diagn Invest 2013;25:692 [Web Reference]
Mostrom MS. Ruminant Mycotoxicosis. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2011;27:315 [Web Reference]
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