FUSARIUM, T-2 TOXICITY, DEOXYNIVALENOL, IN CATTLE AND SHEEP, MYCOTOXICOSIS
 
Description    The mycotoxins T-2 toxin and deoxynivalenol are produced by several species of the fungus FUSARIUM that can effect crops. Ingestion of feed contaminated with FUSARIUM has been associated with clinical signs.
 
Species   Bovine, Ovine
 
Signs   Agalactia, Alopecia, Anorexia, Decreased, absent thirst, hypodipsia, adipsia, Diarrhea, Dullness, Excessive salivation, Head, face, ears, jaw, nose, nasal, swelling, Lack of growth or weight gain, Rough hair coat, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Skin edema, Sudden death, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Ogunade IM. Silage review: Mycotoxins in silage: Occurrence, effects, prevention, and mitigation. J Dairy Sci 2018;101:4034 [Web Reference]
O`Donnell K. Veterinary Fusarioses within the United States. J Clin Microbiol 2016;54:2813 [Web Reference]
Ferreras MC. Acute and Chronic Disease Associated with Naturally Occurring T-2 Mycotoxicosis in Sheep. J Comp Pathol 2013;148:236 [Web Reference]
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