42. Mycotoxicosis

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén4,5,
  2. J. Paul Duff6 and
  3. Anna Meredith7
  1. Claudia Cafarchia D B. Sci., PhD1,
  2. Kjell Handeland DVM, PhD2 and
  3. Turid Vikøren DVM, PhD3

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch42

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Cafarchia, C., Handeland, K. and Vikøren, T. (2012) Mycotoxicosis, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 4

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 5

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 6

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 7

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Valenzano (Bari), Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Animal Health, Section of Wildlife Diseases, National Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway

  3. 3

    Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • mycotoxicosis;
  • mycotoxicoses, acute/chronic caused by mycotoxins;
  • mycotoxins and toxicity in animals;
  • aflatoxicosis/fusariotoxicosis in free-ranging wild birds;
  • Aspergillus spp., saprophytic, dissemination via conidia;
  • aflatoxins, hepatotoxic/carcinogenic/teratogenic/mutagenic;
  • fusariotoxins zearalenone, trichothecenes, a socio-economic concern;
  • fusoriotoxicosis diagnosis, challenging, clinical signs not specific;
  • diagnosis presumptive, in ergot ingestion/gangrenous time lag


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gangrenous Ergotism

  • References