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Kale Poisoning

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Etiology

Kale is a commonly grown garden vegetable. However it can be poisonous if consumed by ruminants.

Symptoms

There will be a rapid loss of condition and anemia. Other symptoms include hemoglobinuria (blood in urine), temperature to 105°F, jaundice. The blood may be thin and watery.

Treatment

Injections of Vitamin B-12 and iron are recommended. (I would suggest consulting with a vet before giving iron injections.)

Prevention

Simply, never give kale to ruminants. They can consume limited amounts of if without any trouble; but why take the chance?

Comments

Iron injections can have disastrous results. It would be best to discuss this issue with your vet.



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