Acute intoxication by Crotalaria retusa in sheep.

  title={Acute intoxication by Crotalaria retusa in sheep.},
  author={Ver{\^o}nica M da T Nobre and Ant{\^o}nio Fl{\'a}vio Medeiros Dantas and Franklin Riet-Correa and Jos{\'e} Maria Barbosa Filho and Ivon Macedo Tabosa and Juliana Souza Vasconcelos},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  volume={45 3},
Acute intoxication by seeding Crotalaria retusa occurred during the dry season, in a flock of 80 sheep, in the semi-arid region of the state of Paraiba, northeastern Brazil. Anorexia, severe depression, mild jaundice, incoordination and recumbence were observed in 16 sheep that died within 12 h. At necropsy the liver had a nutmeg appearance. Seeds of C. retusa were found in large amounts in the rumen of the dead animals. Histologic lesions of the liver were characterized by centrilobular… CONTINUE READING


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