Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 1065–1068

Acute oxalate intoxication associated to ingestion of eshnan (Seidlitzia rosmarinus) in sheep

Authors

    • Department of Clinical Sciences and Excellence Center for Ruminant Abortion and Neonatal Mortality, School of Veterinary MedicineFerdowsi University of Mashhad
  • Ahmad Reza Movassaghi
    • Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary MedicineFerdowsi University of Mashhad
  • Vahid Najarnezhad
    • Veterinary Organization
  • Hossein Janati Pirouz
    • Veterinary Organization
  • Mohammad Heidarpour Bami
    • Department of Clinical Sciences and Excellence Center for Ruminant Abortion and Neonatal Mortality, School of Veterinary MedicineFerdowsi University of Mashhad
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11250-011-9818-0

Cite this article as:
Aslani, M.R., Movassaghi, A.R., Najarnezhad, V. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2011) 43: 1065. doi:10.1007/s11250-011-9818-0

Abstract

An outbreak of acute oxalate intoxication in a sheep flock was associated to Seidlitzia rosmarinus (Chenopodiaceae) with a mortality rate of about 19%. Affected sheep showed marked azotemia and hypocalcemia. Post-mortem findings included congestion and hemorrhage in visceral organs, ruminitis frequently associated with precipitation of birefringent calcium oxalate crystals, and acute nephrosis with numerous birefringent calcium oxalate crystals in renal tubules. This is the first report of oxalate poisoning due to ingestion of S. rosmarinus in sheep.

Keywords

Oxalate poisoningSheepSeidlitzia rosmarinusAcute nephrosis

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