PLANT POISONING IN BIRDS
 
Description    Dozens of plants have been shown to be or are suspected to be toxic to birds. Clinical disease due to plant toxicosis is rare and signs are usually lethargy and regurgitation.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Coughing, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dysphagia, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Increased respiratory rate, Ruffled, ruffling of the feathers, Sneezing, Sudden death, Tetany, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Arai M. Evaluation of selected plants for their toxic effects in canaries. JAVMA 1992;200:1329
Labonde J. Avian toxicology. Vet Clin N A Small Anim Pract 1991;21:1329
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