PLURONIC (BLOAT DRENCH) TOXICITY IN CALVES
 
Description    A pluronic-type detergent bloat drench was given to 32 calves in New Zealand by placing the drug in milk. Over the next 24 hours 28 died with convulsions.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Anorexia, Bloat in ruminants, Constant or increased vocalization, Dullness, Dyspnea, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Nystagmus, Opisthotonus, Seizures or syncope, Tongue protrusion, Trembling, Tremor
 
References   Teague WR. Pluronic poisoning in a herd of dairy calves. N Z Vet J 1986;34:104 [Web Reference]
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