ACUTE MOLYBDENUM TOXICITY IN CATTLE
 
Description    Acute Molybdenum Toxicity in cattle was caused by ingestion of very high levels of molybdenum in feed. At necropsy there was renal tubular necrosis and liver necrosis. Molybdenum concentrations were elevated in tissues and plasma.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Lacrimation, Mucous, mucoid stools, feces, Paraparesis, Prolapsed third eyelid, Rough hair coat, Tetraparesis, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
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Swan DA. Molybdenum poisoning in feedlot cattle. Aust Vet J 1998;76:345 [Web Reference]
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