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ii AFLATOXIN SYMPTOMS

 

Aflatoxins are "known to cause cancer in animals" but if you or your pet have these acute symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning, seek immediate medical or veterinary help!

 

The National Institute of Health says aflatoxins are often found on corn but can live on other foodstuffs.  A type of mycotoxin, they are a species of toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi in/on foods and feeds.  Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen produced by the Asergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus molds, which grow on corn, peanuts, and cottonseed.

 

SYMPTOMS are sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe bloody diarrhea. It should be noted that affected animals may not actually show visible signs for up to 8 hours after exposure.

 

NOTE:  Symptoms above are from the FDA recall alert, but we found other symptoms including vomiting, abdominal pain hemorrhage, pulmonary edema, acute liver damage including fatty change, loss of function of the digestive tract, convulsions, cerebral edema and death.

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