cantharidin poisoning

cantharidin poisoning
poisoning of horses or ruminants by hay contaminated with blister beetles whose bodies contain cantharidin; signs include hyperemia or erosions of the oral and esophageal mucosa, frequent urination, and sometimes shock and death. Called also blister beetle p. and cantharidism.

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