Natural and Experimental Poisoning of Cattle by Enterolobium contortisiliquum Pods (Fabaceae Mimosoideae) in Central-Western Brazil

@inproceedings{Mendona2009NaturalAE,
  title={Natural and Experimental Poisoning of Cattle by Enterolobium contortisiliquum Pods (Fabaceae Mimosoideae) in Central-Western Brazil},
  author={F{\'a}bio S Mendonça and Joaquim Ev{\^e}ncio-Neto and Liriane Baratella-Ev{\^e}ncio and Renata G.S. D{\'o}ria and S{\'i}lvio H. Freitas and Lidianne F. Pelegrini and Ruth Angelie Cruz and Eduardo Ferreira and Edson Moleta Colodel},
  year={2009}
}
Enterolobium contortisiliquum pods are commonly identified as being the cause of abortions and photosensitivity in cattle. This paper describes the clinical and pathological aspects of a natural outbreak of hepatogenous photosensitization by the pods of E. contortisiliquum in Brazil and the results of experimental poisoning in three bovines. The history of natural poisoning was obtained at the site of the outbreak. Clinical examinations were carried out and hepatic enzymes were analyzed. A post… CONTINUE READING
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