Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter presents the traditional categories of overview, etiology/pathophysiology, signalment/history, clinical features, key differential diagnosis, diagnostics, and therapeutics of aflatoxins in equine. Aflatoxin B1 is most toxic and is usually present in the highest concentrations in feedstuffs. Aflatoxins can cause acute or chronic liver disease, depending on the dosage and duration of ingestion. The toxic metabolites of aflatoxins are reactive epoxides, which cause hepatocellular dysfunction and necrosis, bile duct hyperplasia, and, in chronic cases, hepatic fibrosis. The chapter is an indispensable reference for veterinary clinicians and students dealing with equine medicine, as well as for anyone seeking concise and comprehensive information about equine toxicology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion
Subtitle of host publicationEquine Toxicology
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781119671527
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 John Wiley and Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.


  • aflatoxins
  • equine medicine
  • equine toxicology
  • hepatocellular dysfunction
  • veterinary clinicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


Dive into the research topics of 'Aflatoxins'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this