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Toxic effects on livestock and pets

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Melamine was detected in feed of various animals: dogs, cats, pigs, fish, shrimps. In reviews and case studies it is reported that melamine in the feed can cause renal toxic effects, crystals and/or stones in the urinary tract. 

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Melamine was detected in feed of various animals: dogs, cats, pigs, fish, shrimps. In reviews and case studies it is reported that melamine in the feed can cause renal toxic effects, crystals and/or stones in the urinary tract. A recent review of the many reports is provided in WHO 2009, http://www.who.int/foodsafety/fs_management/Melamine_3.pdf. A few reports are summarised in the following endpoint records.