HYDROGEN SULFIDE, SULPHIDE, GAS TOXICITY IN LARGE ANIMALS
 
Description    Hydrogen Sulfide is an important toxic gas. It builds up in manure during anaerobic decomposition and when slurry is agitated a large amount of gas might be released that can cause sudden death in humans and animals.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Blindness, Coma, Cyanosis, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lacrimation, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death
 
References   McGuirk SM. Toxicologic emergencies in cattle. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2005;21:729 [Web Reference]
Donham KJ. The concentration of swine production, effects on swine health, productivity, human health, and the environment. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2000;16:559 [Web Reference]
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