SIDA CARPINIFOLIA POISONING IN HORSES
 
Description    Ponies in Brazil grazing the perennial shrub SIDA CARPINIFOLIA developed lysosomal storage disease. At necropsy there was vacuolation in several tissues, and a pattern of staining consistent with alpha-mannosidosis; swainsonine was the toxic constituent of the plant.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Colic, Dysmetria, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Loretti AP. Lysosomal storage disease in SIDA CARPINIFOLIA toxicosis: an induced mannosidosis in horses. EVJ 2003;35:434 [Web Reference]
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