FUSARIUM-CONTAMINATED RATION, FUMONISIN, POISONING IN POULTRY
 
Description    Feeding of FUSARIUM-contaminated corn can increase the incidence of leg deformities in broilers, and a syndrome of dyschondroplasia has been experimentally reproduced. Other clinical signs have also been reported in association with the feeding of FUSARIUM-contaminated rations to poultry.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Abnormal curvature, angulation, deviation of legs, limbs, feet of birds, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Increased mortality in flocks of birds, Lack of growth or weight gain, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Sudden death, Tongue ulcers, vesicles, Weakness, paresis, paralysis of the legs, limbs in birds
 
References   O`Donnell K. Veterinary Fusarioses within the United States. J Clin Microbiol 2016;54:2813 [Web Reference]
Benlasher E. Comparative Effects of Fumonisins on Sphingolipid Metabolism and Toxicity in Ducks and Turkeys. Avian Dis 2012;56:120 [Web Reference]
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