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Abortion and neonatal mortality in sheep poisoned with Tetrapterys multiglandulosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19429990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetrapterys spp. have been reported as a cause of cardiac fibrosis, status spongiosus of the nervous system, and abortion. To study the intoxication by Tetrapterys multiglandulosa, 24 sheep were divided into 4 experimental groups of 4 sheep each and 1 control group. Groups 1 to 3, respectively, received 1, 1.5, and 3 g/kg body weight of the dry plant daily, starting on the 90th day of pregnancy. Group 4 received 1.5 g/kg from the 120th day of pregnancy to the end of gestation. All sheep from groups 2 and 3, except 1 that was submitted to cesarean delivery, aborted between 110 and 134 days of pregnancy. Seven fetuses had anasarca. Seven lambs from groups 1 and 4 were weak and died or were euthanatized. The other 2 were born weak with mild nervous signs but recovered. Cardiac fibrosis and status spongiosus of the nervous system were observed in newborn lambs and fetuses.
G Riet-Correa; F Riet-Correa; A L Schild; S S Barros; M P Soares
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary pathology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1544-2217     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-04     Completed Date:  2009-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0312020     Medline TA:  Vet Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central de Diagnóstico Veterinário, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Campus de Castanhal, Universidade Federal do Pará, Maximino Porpino da Silva, no 1000, Pirapora, Castanhal, PA 68743-080, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Veterinary / chemically induced*
Animals, Newborn
Malpighiaceae / metabolism*,  toxicity
Random Allocation
Sheep Diseases / metabolism*

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