NARTHECIUM ASIATICUM MAXIM POISONING IN CATTLE
 
Description    NARTHECIUM ASIATICUM MAXIM is a member of the plant family Liliaceas. In Japan 26 of 39 grazing cattle died within 21 days. Feeding of the plant, which they had been grazing, reproduced the syndrome and affected the kidneys, bone marrow, and liver.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Abdominal distention, Anorexia, Ascites, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Coma, Dark color stools, feces, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysuria, Generalized weakness, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Oliguria or anuria, Pale, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Sudden death, Weak pulse
 
References   Suzuki K. Narthecium asiaticum maxim. poisoning of grazing cattle: observations on spontaneous and experimental cases. Cornell Vet 1985;75:348
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