BUTTERCUP, RANUNCULACEAE, POISONING
 
Description    Buttercups, family RANUNCULACEAE, are widspread in the U.S. and can be toxic.
 
Species   Bovine, Equine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Abortion or weak newborns, Agalactia, Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Colic, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Fever, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Lack of growth or weight gain, Mummy, mummified fetus, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Niles GA. Toxicoses of the Ruminant Nervous System. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 2017;33:111 [Web Reference]
Gaskill C. Buttercups not to blame for Thoroughbred abortions. JAVMA 2016;249:373 [Web Reference]
Swerczek TW. Abortions in Thoroughbred mares associated with consumption of bulbosus buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus L). JAVMA 2016;248:669 [Web Reference]
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