Pulmonary Edema and Hydrothorax in Swine Produced by Fumonisin B1, a Toxic Metabolite of Fusarium Moniliforme

  • Harrison L
  • Colvin B
  • Greene J
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Pulmonary edema and hydrothorax were observed in mature swine that died approximately 5 days after consuming corn screenings. These postmortem observations were reproduced in younger swine (16-24 kg) that died within 1 week when fed the corn screenings under experimental conditions. Additionally, pulmonary edema and hydrothorax occurred in a pig (7.1 kg) that died after receiving 4 daily intravenous injections of fumonisin B1. A fungus was isolated from the corn screenings that is identical to Fusarium moniliforme MRC-826 in colony morphology and under microscopic examination.

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  • Lenn R. Harrison

  • Billy M. Colvin

  • J. Todd Greene

  • Louis E. Newman

  • John R. Cole

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