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Bleivergiftung in einem Kälbermastbetrieb nach Belecken einer mit bleihaltiger Farbe bemalten Wand


Braun, Ueli; Forrer, R; Gansohr, B; Odermatt, W; Diem, F; Gohm, D (2000). Bleivergiftung in einem Kälbermastbetrieb nach Belecken einer mit bleihaltiger Farbe bemalten Wand. Der praktische Tierarzt, 81(4):318-323.

Abstract

This report describes lead poisoning in veal calves, which had licked a wooden wall painted with lead-bearing paint Within one year, nine of approximately 30 calves died with consistent clinical signs. Affected calves appeared healthy prior to the sudden onset of convulsions that led to their death, usually before the attending veterinarian arrived. One calf with signs of central nervous system disease was referred to our clinic. Clinical examination revealed apathy, bruxism, decreased appetite and a moderately disturbed general condition and behaviour. The calf had a base-wide stance in front, partially closed eyelids, central blindness and impaired proprioception. During examination, the calf had tonic-clonic convulsions. High concentrations of lead were found in blood and kidney samples from this calf and in blood samples from two others. Histological examination of kidney specimens revealed typical acid-fast inclusion bodies in tubule cells. After removal of the lead-bearing paint from the wall, no more deaths occurred.

Abstract

This report describes lead poisoning in veal calves, which had licked a wooden wall painted with lead-bearing paint Within one year, nine of approximately 30 calves died with consistent clinical signs. Affected calves appeared healthy prior to the sudden onset of convulsions that led to their death, usually before the attending veterinarian arrived. One calf with signs of central nervous system disease was referred to our clinic. Clinical examination revealed apathy, bruxism, decreased appetite and a moderately disturbed general condition and behaviour. The calf had a base-wide stance in front, partially closed eyelids, central blindness and impaired proprioception. During examination, the calf had tonic-clonic convulsions. High concentrations of lead were found in blood and kidney samples from this calf and in blood samples from two others. Histological examination of kidney specimens revealed typical acid-fast inclusion bodies in tubule cells. After removal of the lead-bearing paint from the wall, no more deaths occurred.

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Other titles:Lead poisoning in veal calves due to ingestion of lead-bearing paint
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Veterinary
Language:German
Date:2000
Deposited On:23 Feb 2019 17:17
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 23:29
Publisher:Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft
ISSN:0032-681X
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:https://vetline.de/235764/150/3230/71233

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