Cardiomyopathy of ruminants induced by the litter of poultry fed on rations containing the ionophore antibiotic, maduramicin. I. Epidemiology, clinical signs and clinical pathology.

@article{Fourie1991CardiomyopathyOR,
  title={Cardiomyopathy of ruminants induced by the litter of poultry fed on rations containing the ionophore antibiotic, maduramicin. I. Epidemiology, clinical signs and clinical pathology.},
  author={Nicolaas H. Fourie and Stella S Bastianello and Leon Prozesky and Pieter Nel and T Stephanus Kellerman},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={1991},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={291-6}
}
The epidemiological, clinical and clinical pathological findings in 20 cattle and 4 sheep from 15 outbreaks of poultry litter toxicity in South Africa over the past 6 years are documented. In 6 outbreaks, the litter emanated from batteries where maduramicin had been incorporated into rations of broilers. According to circumstantial evidence the litter involved in the 9 other outbreaks was also derived from broilers which had been fed on rations containing an ionophore. The litter was fed ad… CONTINUE READING
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