Pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicosis and hepatic encephalopathy in horses in Easter Island, Chile

Jorge C. Lohse, Enrique Paredes, Carlos M. González, Marc Koene, Mahmoud Mageed

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Abstract

A group of horses died in Easter Island following anorexia, weight loss and neurological signs. Similar cases have occurred since the introduction of a plant containing pirrolizidine alkaloid to the island. This study describes the grazing behaviour of the horses and the potential correlation with the development of these horses clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalAustral journal of veterinary sciences
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Crotalaria spp
  • Hepatopathy
  • Monocrotaline
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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