CROTALARIA POISONING, CROTALARIOSIS IN HORSES
 
Description    Ingestion of CROTALARIA plants in Africa, Australia, or South America causes respiratory disease in horses. At necropsy there is pulmonary emphysema and fibrosis.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abnormal lung or pleural sounds, Anorexia, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Decreased, muffled, lung sounds, Dullness, Dyspnea, Exercise intolerance, Fever, Increased respiratory rate, Subcutaneous crepitation, Tachycardia
 
References   Botha CJ. Crotalariosis equorum (“jaagsiekte”) in horses in southern Mozambique, a rare form of pyrrolizidine alkaloid poisoning. J Vet Diagn Invest 2012;24:1099 [Web Reference]
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