Five sheep developed severe nervous signs after being drenched with Albizia versicolor podmaterial.
Four of these sheep were treated with pyridoxine hydrochloride (a vitamin B₆) when the
symptoms of toxicity became life-threatening. All the treated sheep recovered dramatically and completely
after treatment while the untreated one died 2 h after receiving pod-material. A therapeutic dose
of 20-25 mg pyridoxine hydrochloride/kg body mass given twice with an 8 h interval is the recommended
treatment regimen. The route of administration will depend on the severity of symptoms.
Chemical pathology and post-mortem findings are discussed.
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