Suspected natural lysosomal storage disease from ingestion of pink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) in goats in northern Argentina

Authors
Ríos, Elvio E.; Cholich, Luciana Andrea; Chileski, Gabriela; Garcia, Enrique Nicolas; Lértora, Javier; Gimeno, Eduardo Juan; Guidi, Maria Guadalupe; Mussart, Norma Beatriz; Teibler, Gladys Pamela
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This study describes an occurrence of pink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) intoxication in goats in northern Argentina. The clinical signs displayed by the affected animals were ataxia, lethargy, emaciation, hypertonia of the neck muscles, spastic paresis in the hind legs, abnormal postural reactions and death. The clinico-pathologic examination revealed that the affected animals were anemic and their serum level of aspartate aminotransferase was significantly increased. Cytoplasmic vacuolation in the Purkinje cells and pancreatic acinar cells was observed by histological examination. The neuronal lectin binding pattern showed a strong positive reaction to WGA (Triticum vulgaris), sWGA (succinylated T. vulgaris) and LCA (Lens culinaris). Although I. carnea is common in tropical regions, this is the first report of spontaneous poisoning in goats in Argentina.
Fil: Ríos, Elvio E.. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Cholich, Luciana Andrea. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Nordeste; Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Chileski, Gabriela. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Garcia, Enrique Nicolas. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Lértora, Javier. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Gimeno, Eduardo Juan. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Nordeste; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Guidi, Maria Guadalupe. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Fil: Mussart, Norma Beatriz. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Teibler, Gladys Pamela. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias; Argentina
Subject
ARGENTINA
GOAT
IPOMOEA CARNEA
NEUROTOXICITY
SPONTANEOUS POISONING
Ciencias Veterinarias
Ciencias Veterinarias
CIENCIAS AGRÍCOLAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/37560