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Intoxication due to Crotalaria retusa and C spectabilis in chickens and geese


Veterinary and Human Toxicology 35(6): 539-539
Intoxication due to Crotalaria retusa and C spectabilis in chickens and geese
Chickens (43 days old; mean body weight 650 g) were given seeds of C. retusa and C. spectabilis (0.7, 1.1, 2.3, 16 or 20 mg/kg by mouth); geese (45 days old; mean body weight 1.3 kg) were given seeds of C. retusa (6 g/kg). Clinical signs in treated birds at 72 h included inappetence, dyspnoea, muscular tremor associated with nervous incoordination, depression, bristling, torticollis and a tendency to huddle together.


Accession: 002416030

PMID: 8303823



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