POKEWEED, PHYTOLACCA, POISONING
 
Description    Pokeweed (PHYTOLACCA) has been reported to cause clinical signs of toxicity, primarily gastroenteritis.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Agalactia, Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Cold skin, Colic, Diarrhea, Difficulty in prehending or chewing food, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Hyperesthesia, Hypothermia, Increased respiratory rate, Pale, Rough hair coat, Seizures or syncope, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
References   Valle E. Suspected Pokeweed (Phytolacca americanal.) Poisoning as the Cause of Progressive Cachexia in a Shetland Pony. J Eq Vet Sci 2016;42:82 [Web Reference]
Bischoff K. Toxic Plants of the Northeastern United States. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2011;27:459 [Web Reference]
Nicholson SS. Southeastern Plants Toxic to Ruminants. Vet Clin N A Food Anim Pract 2011;27:447 [Web Reference]
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