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Gippsland, Vic - pet food alert.


  Five dogs die, 25 more fall ill as Gippsland pet food retailer recalls beef product (msn.com)



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While scientists have identified the toxin, they say it has never happened before in Victoria and they still don't know how it was "ingested" by the dogs.

Indospicine is a toxin found in native plants of the Indigofera species, like the native indigo, but the species which produces high levels of the toxin is found in northern Australia.

It has caused residual toxicity problems from the grazing of cattle, horses, sheep and even rodents.

Pet meat sourced from wild camels has caused dog poisonings in the north in the past.

Experts are now working to trace the origins of the animals used to make the pet meat.


Indospicine has been previously shown to build up in the tissue of some grazing animals when they continue to eat these plants and dogs are especially sensitive to the toxin.

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