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Abstract

Pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicosis and hepatic encephalopathy in horses in Easter Island, Chile.

Abstract

A group of horses died in Easter Island following anorexia, weight loss and neurological signs. Similar cases have occurred since the introduction of a plant containing pirrolizidine alkaloid to the island. This study describes the grazing behaviour of the horses and the potential correlation with the development of these horses clinical signs.