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Can Vet J. 2010 May;51(5):515-8.

Peracute selenium toxicosis followed by sudden death in growing and finishing pigs.

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  • 1Field Station for Epidemiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Buescheler Str. 9, D-49456 Bakum, Germany.

Abstract

Fattening pigs (n = 751) showed progressive apathy, paralysis, and sudden death after accidental ingestion of excessive concentrations of selenium in mineral feed. Selenium concentrations of 1.09 to 1.32 mg/L in the serum confirmed the diagnosis. Within 3 d all pigs had died spontaneously or were euthanized due to the grave prognosis and on welfare grounds.

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