DATURA STRAMONIUM POISONING
 
Description    DATURA STRAMONIUM contains alkaloids such as atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopalamine. Signs are similar to signs of atropine overdose. Direct eye contact with D. STRAMONIUM can cause mydriasis in that eye and anisocoria.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Anisocoria, Ataxia, Coma, Dryness oral mucosa, Dysmetria, Excitement, Fever, Hyperesthesia, Increased respiratory rate, Mydriasis, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Weak pulse
 
References   Botha CJ. Potential plant poisonings in dogs and cats in southern Africa. J S Afr Vet Assoc 2009;80:63
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