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Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology
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Case Report

Case Report: Complex Plant Poisoning in Heavily Pregnant Heifers in Germany

Sabine Aboling1*, Sabine Rottmann2, Petra Wolf1, Doris Jahn-Falk2 and Josef Kamphues1

1University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Foundation, Bischofsholer Damm 15, Germany

2Clinic for Cattle Hofbieber, Am Kiesberg 14, D-36145 Hofbieber, Germany

*Corresponding Author:
Sabine Aboling
University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover
Foundation, Bischofsholer Damm 15, Germany
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Received date: April 15, 2014; Accepted date: June 27, 2014; Published date: June 30, 2014

Citation: Aboling S, Rottmann S, Wolf P, Jahn-Falk D, Kamphues J (2014) Case Report: Complex Plant Poisoning in Heavily Pregnant Heifers in Germany. J Veterinar Sci Technol 5:178. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000178

Copyright: © 2014 Aboling S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



On a pasture five heavily pregnant heifers out of 15 animals in total developed severe apathy, haemorhagic enteritis as well as photodermatosis both at the mouth and vulva (mortality rate 80%). The vegetation of the 3-hectare pasture was recorded at species level. Both a botanical investigation of 500 g rumen content of one heifer and a quantitative analysis of cyanides in the blood of three animals were carried out. The sward consisted of fodder plants and reed sweet grass (Glyceria maxima), the latter a nutritious species containing cyanogenic glycosides. The blood samples contained up to 1.56 mg cyanide/l serum. Therefore, the heifers had eaten about 7 kg reed sweet grass, slightly less than the lethal amount. Marsh horsetail (Equisetum palustre) growing in between, was unintentionally ingested and caused haemorhagic enteritis. As a possible post-ingestive effect this could have evoked a positive selection of caraway (Carum carvi) as a remedy for stomach disorders in ruminants. 45% of the caraway population on the pasture had been grazed, one fragment having been found in the rumen. Photosensitising substances in caraway resulted in photodermatosis in the heifers. The complex finding underlined the need for an interdisciplinary approach in cases of suspected poisoning in general.


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