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Alleged mycotoxicosis in swine: review of a court case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7248889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vomition and diarrhea in feeder pigs, and signs of hyperestrogenism in sows and pregnant gilts in a large swine operation were thought to be caused by mycotoxins. Various toxicoanalytical tests performed were negative and the cause of the disease was never clearly established. On the basis of the Sale of Goods legislation, a court ruled that the company supplying the feed was responsible for the losses that occurred. The veterinary and legal aspects of the case are reviewed, and it is concluded that there is a need for reliable and readily available laboratory diagnosis of toxins in feedstuff. The importance of gathering whatever evidence is available and of conducting whatever tests are capable of being conducted, is stressed.
Authors:
H B Schiefer; B K O'Ferrall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed / adverse effects
Animals
Female
Jurisprudence
Mycotoxins / adverse effects*
Swine
Swine Diseases / chemically induced*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mycotoxins
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