CASTOR BEAN, RICIN COMMUNIS, POISONING
 
Description    Seeds of the plant RICINUS COMMUNIS can be toxic. Usually seen in horses new to an area with the plant or in young horses.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Colic, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Fever, Gallop rhythm, Generalized weakness, Grinding teeth, Head, face, neck spasms, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Polydipsia, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Seizures or syncope, Sweating, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Stegelmeier BL. Toxic Causes of Intestinal Disease in Horses. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 2018;Feb [Web Reference]
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