MELIA AZEDARACH POISONING IN RUMINANTS
 
Description    MELIA AZEDRACH is an ornamental tree. Ruminants developed gastrointestinal and nervous signs 2-3 hours after ingestion of this plant. This condition was experimentally reproduced.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Ataxia, Coma, Cyanosis, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Difficulty in prehending or chewing food, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Seizures or syncope, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Niles GA. Toxicoses of the Ruminant Nervous System. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 2017;33:111 [Web Reference]
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