The toxicity of jute (Corchorus olitorius) seed to pigs

Johnson, S. J. and Toleman, Mark (1982) The toxicity of jute (Corchorus olitorius) seed to pigs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 58 (6). pp. 264-265. ISSN 0005-0423


Finely ground Corchorus olitorius seed was administered as a daily drench to 1 pig at 100mg/kg body weight and as a single drench to 2 pigs at 500 mg/kg body weight. The latter 2 died within 48 hours, and the former was killed on the 7th day as it approached a moribund state. Clinical signs observed were anorexia, vomiting and dysentery. Autopsy revealed severe haemorrhagic enteritis. The seed was also fed to pigs at levels of 0.05%, 0.1% and 0.5% by weight of the ration for 4 weeks. Levels of 0.05% or greater caused reductions in voluntary feed intake and weight gain.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held. Published version cannot be displayed.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 01:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: jute; toxicity; seed; pigs
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1982.tb00693.x

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