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Amélia L. L. Duarte, Rosane M. T. Medeiros, Fabrício K. L. Carvalho, Stephen T. Lee, Daniel Cook, James A. Pfister, Valéria M. M. Costa and Franklin Riet-Correa Induction and transfer of resistance to poisoning by Amorimia (Mascagnia) septentrionalis in goats Journal of Applied Toxicology 34

Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jat.2860

Amorimiaseptentrionalis contains sodium monofluoroactetate and can cause acute heart failure in ruminants when ingested in toxic doses. In this study we demonstrate that resistance to poisoning by A. septentrionalis can be improved in goats by the repeated administration of non-toxic doses of A. septentrionalis. We also show that increased resistance to poisoning by A. septentrionalis can also be achieved by the transfaunation of ruminal content from goats previously conditioned to beresistant to naïve goats.

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