PEA MANIA, PISUM SATIVUM VAR ARVENSE POISONING
 
Description    Cattle in an Australian herd grazing a crop of field peas (PISUM SATIVUM var ARVENSE) developed hypersensitivity and mania. Affected animals that were not injured recovered over a 3-day period off the pea field.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Ataxia, Circling, Constant or increased vocalization, Dysmetria, Excitement, Hyperesthesia, Increased frequency of urination, Mucoid nasal discharge, Propulsion, Tachycardia
 
References   Finnie J. Neurological diseases of ruminant livestock in Australia. II: toxic disorders and nutritional deficiencies. Aust Vet J 2011;89:247 [Web Reference]
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