oa Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - Cardiomyopathy caused by avocado (Persea americana Mill) leaves

Volume 62, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435



Six of 21 goats feeding on fresh avocado (Persea americana) leaves from pruned trees, showed clinical signs of cardiac distress. Some sheep subsequently dosed experimentally at different dosage rates with the same and other avocado varieties, showed clinical signs of respiratory or cardiac distress and myocardial lesions at autopsy.

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