MAGNESIUM SULFATE TOXICITY IN HORSES
 
Description    Horses can be overdosed with the saline laxative magnesium sulfate; cardiovascular deterioration and weakness might be seen.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abnormal anal, perineal, tail reflexes, Abnormal forelimb reflexes, Abnormal hindlimb reflexes, Ataxia, Decreased borborygmi, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Neck weakness, Pale, Prolonged capillary refill time, Sweating, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Weak pulse
 
References   Dawson DR. Toxins and Adverse Drug Reactions Affecting the Equine Nervous System. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 2011;27:507 [Web Reference]
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