Primary photosensitization and contact dermatitis caused by Malachra fasciata Jacq. N.V. (Malvaceae) in sheep.
- Valber Onofre de Araújo,
- Temístocles Soares Oliveira Neto,
- Sara Vilar Dantas Simões,
- Thatyana Kelly Ferreira da Silva,
- Franklin Riet-Correa,
- Ricardo Barbosa Lucena
Toxicon 2017 Sep 14;138:184-187. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
Postgraduate Program in Animal Science, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Areia, Paraíba, 58397-000, Brazil; Veterinary Hospital, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Areia, Paraíba, 58397-000, Brazil. Electronic address:
Farmers from Paraiba state, Northeast Brazil, claim that Malachra fasciata causes cutaneous lesions in sheep. To test its toxicity the plant was harvested daily and fed ad libitum for 21 days to 3 sheep as the sole food source (# 1-3). An additional sheep (# 4) was maintained as a control. Read More