PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA POISONING IN SHEEP IN BRAZIL
 
Description    Deaths of sheep in Brazil were attributed to ingestion of PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA. Clinical signs were induced by force-feeding sheep the suspect plant.
 
Species   Ovine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Blindness, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Fever, Head pressing, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Increased frequency of urination, Increased respiratory rate, Neck weakness, Paraparesis, Reluctant to move, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Peixoto PV. Phytolacca decandra poisoning in sheep in southern brazil. Vet Human Toxicol 1997;39:302
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