Mortality of a captive axis deer (Axis axis) and a llama (Lama glama) due to ingestion of Wedelia glauca.

@article{Giannitti2012MortalityOA,
  title={Mortality of a captive axis deer (Axis axis) and a llama (Lama glama) due to ingestion of Wedelia glauca.},
  author={Federico Giannitti and Carlos A. Margineda and Maria Silvia Cid and Santiago Sain Diab and Natalia Weber and Alejandro Jimenez Rodriguez and Carlos Manuel Campero and Ernesto R. Odriozola},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1068-72}
}
The current study describes a naturally occurring cluster of cases of Wedelia glauca intoxication. Seven of 14 axis deer (Axis axis) and 1 of 8 llamas (Lama glama) in a zoo of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, died suddenly after ingestion of a new batch of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) hay bales contaminated with the hepatotoxic plant W. glauca. Necropsies of 1 deer and 1 llama were performed. Pathological findings in both animals included severe diffuse acute centrilobular hepatocellular necrosis… CONTINUE READING