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Possible Current Pet Meat link to liver failure (VIC)


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A cluster of cases of acute hepatopathy (liver failure) in Victorian dogs fed pet meat has recently been identified by the PetFAST system. This is being investigated as a potential pet food-associated adverse event, but we have not yet identified a definitive causal link.
Any dogs that have eaten pet meat (especially if sourced from Victoria) and have sudden onset of vomiting, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, or jaundice should be taken to your veterinarian without delay. Your veterinarian will be able to examine your dog and do blood tests to investigate further.
Veterinarians who see potential cases should log these via PetFAST.
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Maffra abattoir has been named as the source of the meat. I remember years ago dogs dying from liver failure after eating camel and horse meat - the animals had been grazing on native Indigofera species, and the naturally occurring Indospicine toxin had accumulated in the meat. Heart breaking for the owners. 

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in drought conditions pattersens curse is deliberately grazed to keep conditon on the sheep and cattle until sale as they know they have to be sold by a minimum time or they will die before sale if left too long. forget the name of the toxin but they are consigned for sale for human consumption.

 

cause of death if left on it too long?  Liver failure

 

The reason for its other name, salvation jane.   saved the stock long enough to sell instead of buried.

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On 21/07/2021 at 7:37 PM, Diva said:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-21/victorian-dog-death-toxin-indospicine-revealed/100311346
 

it’s turned out to be  Indospicine again, same as the case I posted about earlier 

 

yes Diva, and it appears the meat came from the NT and was from horse meat though Maffra District Knackery co-owner Karen Backmann said it was only traces (maybe she's telling fibs, who knows? )

here's an ABC update, it is sad reading:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-02/pet-food-crisis-deepens-with-spotlight-on-horses-recalls/100340698

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On 02/08/2021 at 6:59 AM, Boronia said:

 

yes Diva, and it appears the meat came from the NT and was from horse meat though Maffra District Knackery co-owner Karen Backmann said it was only traces (maybe she's telling fibs, who knows? )

here's an ABC update, it is sad reading:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-02/pet-food-crisis-deepens-with-spotlight-on-horses-recalls/100340698

 

 

that is very concerning,  all meat in the top end should be screened to ensure the animals have not eaten this plant?  It only mentions horses and camels eat it, but  I breed cattle and they eat pretty much the same as the horses, as for goats. gee they eat stuff  I wouldn't have believed.

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