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Organophosphate poisoning

6701

Etiology

Any of the following insecticides: Malathion, Ronnel, Coumaphos, Diazinon, Trichlofon, Ciodrin, Dichlorvos, Ruelene.

Symptoms

Salivation, frequent urination, diarrhea, colic, shortness of breath, nervousness, incoordination, apprehension, abdominal pain, seizures.

Treatment

Keep animal calm and get to vet right away.

Prevention

Always carefully follow label instructions when using this type of insecticide.

Comments

We have used malathion, according to label instructions, for treatment and prevention of lice in our goat herd. Some of the other products listed above probably should not be used on goats. Residue can appear in the milk. Use of nearly all insecticides is NOT recommended in young animals. Be very reluctant to use certain "pour-on" on goats.



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