Some Skin Diseases of Domestic Animals in the Sudan with Special Reference to Cutaneous Streptothricosis

Some skin diseases of animals were known as far back in history as the days of the Prophet Moses, (Kraal and Schwartzman, 1964). In recent years different microbial, parasitic, physical and chemical agents were found to cause various skin disorders in animals. Many of these diseases were recognised as causes of permanent damage in hides and skins that seriously affect their quality and hence...

The Toxicity of Capparis Tomentosa and of Jatropha Curcas in Calves, Sheep and Goats

The sequential development of clinical signs and lesions in the organs of goats, sheep and calves poisoned with daily oral doses of the ground leaves of Capparis tomentosa and of the seeds of Jatropha curcas was studied. In addition, in calves, the progress of the hepatic lesions produced by the two plants has been studied by the application of histological and histochemical techniques to...

Toxicological Studies on Aristolochia bracteata and Cissus quadrangularis

The clinical signs and the post-mortem lesions in sheep and goats caused by daily oral dosing with the fresh leaves of Aristolochia bracteata and the sun-dried stems of Cissus quadrangularis were studied. The results of liver and kidney function tests were evaluated and correlated with the histopathological changes. The main signs of Aristolochia poisoning were pain, diarrhoea, shivering,...

Clinics Pathologic Studies of Nitrate and Nitrite Toxic sis in Goats in the Sudan

An experimental investigation of acute and chronic nitrate and nitrite toxicosis was carried out using 37 goats. It was shown in this investigation that the ingestion of nitrate or nitrite salts resulted in a serious toxicosis in the goat. The lethal doses of NaNO3 or NaNO2 given orally were approximately 400 and 220 mg/kg. body weight, respectively. Intravenous injections of NaNO2 at a dose of...