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Räber, M; Sydler, T; Wolfisberg, U; Geyer, H; Bürgi, E (2010). Fütterungsbedingte Selen-Vergiftung beim Schwein. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 152(5):245-252.

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The following case report describes a selenium toxicosis in a pig-fattening farm of two finisher groups. The diseased animals partly showed ataxia and paresis or intense lameness in connection with band-like ablation of the epidermis at the coronary band. Some of them suffered from alopecia. Foot-and-mouth disease and swine vesicular disease were excluded by serological tests. Dissection revealed a multifocal bilateral symmetric poliomyelomalacia. Histological changes in the claws ranged from severe cell-decay in the germinative layer to distinctive decay of the stratum corneum. Due to damage of the claw epidermis the corium was partly exposed. Feed analysis revealed 100-fold increased selenium content in the finishing premix from the feed mill and as a result 20- to 60-fold increased selenium values in feed samples from the farm-made finisher mixture. Selenium concentration in the blood of diseased animals was 4- to 10-fold higher than normal values, which confirmed the tentative diagnosis of a selenium toxicosis.


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Other titles:Feed-related selenium poisoning in swine
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Anatomy
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fallbericht
Deposited On:07 Feb 2011 13:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:43
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000056

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