DATURA SPP. POISONING
 
Description    Horses became ill when they consumed DATURA (Thorn Apple, Devilís Trumpet, Angelís Trumpet, Desert Trumpet, Jimson weed).
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Anorexia, Colic, Conjunctival, scleral, redness, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Decreased borborygmi, Decreased, absent thirst, hypodipsia, adipsia, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dryness oral mucosa, Dullness, Dyspnea, Fever, Hyperesthesia, Increased frequency of urination, Increased respiratory rate, Mydriasis, Oliguria or anuria, Palpable dilated bowel, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Unusual or foul odor, stools, feces, Weight loss
 
References   Caloni F. Plants poisonous to horses in Europe. Equine Vet Educ 2015;27:269 [Web Reference]
Brewer K. Scopolamine in racing horses: Trace identifications associated with dietary or environmental exposure. Vet J 2014;199:324 [Web Reference]
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