IPOMOEA POISONING IN RUMINANTS
 
Description    IPOMOEA is a shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical regions. A glycoprotein storage disease of goats, sheep, and cattle ingesting this plant has occurred during droughts when little other forage was available and has been experimentally reproduced.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Abortion or weak newborns, Agalactia, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Bloat in ruminants, Circling, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excitement, Generalized weakness, Head shaking, Hyperesthesia, Hypertonia of muscles, myotonia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lacrimation, Mucoid nasal discharge, Nystagmus, Opisthotonus, Pale, Paraparesis, Pica, Polyphagia, Propulsion, Reluctant to move, Rough hair coat, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Strabismus, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Gibbons P. Cerebellar Disease of Ruminants. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 2017;33:59 [Web Reference]
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