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Evaluation of activated charcoal as treatment for Yellow tulp (Moraea pallida) poisoning in cattle : research note

L.D. Snyman, R.A. Schultz, C.J. Botha, L. Labuschagne, J.P.J. Joubert
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 80, No 4 | a227 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v80i4.227 | © 2009 L.D. Snyman, R.A. Schultz, C.J. Botha, L. Labuschagne, J.P.J. Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

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L.D. Snyman,
R.A. Schultz,
C.J. Botha,
L. Labuschagne,
J.P.J. Joubert,

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Abstract

The efficacy of activated charcoal as a treatment for cattle (n = 57) poisoned by Yellow tulp (Moraea pallida) was investigated. Treatment with activated charcoal resulted in full recovery, irrespective of the degree of posterior paresis, provided that this clinical sign did not develop within the first 12 hours after initial exposure to Yellow tulp-infested grazing. For instance, despite treatment, 1 of 7 cattle succumbed after manifesting mild posterior paresis 6 to 8 h after initial exposure and 3 of 3 treated cattle died after developing severe posterior paresis within 6 to 12 h.

Keywords

Activated Charcoal; Moraea Pallida; Treatment; Yellow Tulp Poisoning

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