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A type of mycotoxicosis seen in horses and cattle following ingestion of hay and fodder overgrown by the fungus Stachybotrys atra; may also occur in humans exposed to hay either by inhalation or by absorbing the toxin through the skin; manifested by skin rash, pharyngitis, and mild leukopenia.
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Forgacs, Stachybotryotoxicosis. In Microbial Toxin.
Depending on the amount of toxins, other symptoms of stachybotryotoxicosis in animals include eye and mucous membrane irritations, followed by necrosis, changes in blood parameters, haemorrhaging in many organs, severe disorders of the immune system and rapid death when exposed to high levels of toxins.