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Equine poisoning by coffee husk (Coffea arabica L.)

Diego Jose Z Delfiol1, Jose P Oliveira-Filho2, Fernanda L Casalecchi3, Thatiane Kievitsbosch4, Carlos A Hussni5, Franklin Riet-Correa6, João P Araujo-Jr7 and Alexandre S Borges8*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618970, Brazil

2 Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618970, Brazil

3 Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária - Fundação Pinhalense de Ensino, Espírito Santo do Pinhal, São Paulo, 13990000, Brazil

4 Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618970, Brazil

5 Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618970, Brazil

6 Hospital Veterinário - Campus de Patos da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Patos, Paraíba. 58700000, Brasil

7 Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Biosciences Institute of Botucatu - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618000, Brazil

8 Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science - Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, São Paulo, 18618970, Brazil

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BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8:4  doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-4

Published: 12 January 2012

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Horse number 1, 56 h after initial coffee husk intake (T56), showing anxious expression, excitability, restlessness, involuntary tremors and constant movement of the lips, flaring nostrils, involuntary muscle tremors, and sweating. Horse number 5 at T56, showing excitability and restlessness at the end of this video.

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