Pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicosis and hepatic encephalopathy in horses in Easter Island, Chile
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.
Pyrrolizidine alkaloid, Crotalaria spp., Hepatopathy, Monocrotaline