[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs, cats, (cattle, sheep).


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Ingestion of preparations containing ferrous sulphate, widely used to remove moss from lawns. Available commercially in the form of granules, crystals and water-soluble powders. Minor incidents have resulted from animals walking on grass treated according to manufacturers' instructions.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Caustic compound.
Toxic doses poorly understood; by mouth in mg/kg:
LD dogs 600
   

[clinical.gif] Clinical features

Gastrointestinal

General
(If large quantities ingested):

Generally favourable outcome.


[lesions.gif] Lesions


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Treatment

Antidote(iron-chelating agents)
In severe cases only:

Symptomatic