2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-736x2010001200006 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: brizantha, and one in B. brizantha. In 10 outbreaks the species of Brachiaria was not informed. Morbidity ranged from 0.2% to 50%, and fatality rates were between 44.4% and 100%. In cases of photosensitization brisket edema was the most frequent clinical sign observed. Dermatitis with thickened skin of the flank and perineal region, scar retraction of the ears, jaundice, ocular discharge, crusts in the eyes and ears, and ulceration of the ventral surface of the tongue were also observed. Nervous signs were obs… Show more

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“…The macroscopic and microscopic lesions observed in goats in this study is consistent of Brachiaria decumbens poisoning (Lemos et al 1998, Riet-Correa & Méndez 2007, Souza et al 2010, Mustafa et al 2012, Tokarnia et al 2012. The main lesion found in the necropsy is the discoloration of the liver, which can be yellow or orange.…”
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“…Clinically, the animals intoxicated in this outbreak showed signs similar to those previously reported for goats (Opasina 1985, Lemos et al 1998) and also to sheep (Mustafa et al 2012) and bovine (Souza et al 2010). The clinical course and the age of the animals were quite variable.…”
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