AMARANTHUS POISONING, NEPHROTOXICOSIS
 
Description    The weed AMARANTHUS spp. contains a toxin that causes renal tubular necrosis in ruminants and swine.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Agalactia, Anorexia, Ascites, Ataxia, Coma, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Pale, Paraparesis, Reluctant to move, Skin edema, Sudden death, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Kessell A. Acute renal failure associated with Amaranthus species ingestion by lambs. Aust Vet J 2015;93:208 [Web Reference]
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