Ano 2010 - Volume 30, Número 3


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Intoxicação espontânea por antibióticos ionóforos no Rio Grande do Sul, 30(3);219-221
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ABSTRACT.- Rissi D.R. & Barros C.S.L. 2010. [Spontaneous poisoning by ionophores in sheep in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.] Intoxicação espontânea por antibióticos ionóforos no Rio Grande do Sul. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(3):219-221. Departamento de Patologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, 97105-900 Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. E-mail: claudioslbarros@uol.com.br

An outbreak of spontaneous ionophore toxicity in sheep grazing in native pasture in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil is described. Sixteen sheep which had accidental access to a chicken feed additive containing 250g/kg of narasin were affected. Clinical signs consisted of weakness, incoordination, dyspnea, nasal discharge, recumbency, and death in a few hours. One sheep showed dark red urine. Grossly there were ascites, hydrothorax, pulmonary edema, and hepatic paleness. Discrete skeletal muscle degeneration was observed histologically in the muscles of the pelvic and thoracic limbs. The diagnostic of narasin toxicosis was based on history (ingestion of feed additive containing narasin), clinical, and pathological findings.
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