SALINOMYCIN TOXICITY, POLYNEUROPATHY, IN CATS
 
Description    Salinomycin contamination of cat food caused an outbreak of progressive paresis of the hindlimbs, forelimbs, and respiratory muscles. The onset of clinical signs was sudden, and the progression was often rapid. At necropsy there was a distal polyneuropathy affecting sensory and motor nerves.
 
Species   Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal forelimb reflexes, Abnormal hindlimb reflexes, Change in voice, Dyspnea, Increased respiratory rate, Paraparesis, Tetraparesis
 
References   Volk HA. Neuromuscular disorders in the cat: Clinical approach to weakness. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13:837 [Web Reference]
Pakozdy A. Retrospective Study of Salinomycin Toxicosis in 66 Cats. Vet Med Int 2010;2010:147142 [Web Reference]
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