BOG ASPHODEL, NARTHECIUM OSSIFRAGUM, POISONING
 
Description    Ruminants that ingested bog asphodel (NARTHECIUM OSSIFRAGUM) in Europe developed clinical signs associated with nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity.
 
Species   Bovine, Caprine, Ovine
 
Signs   Agalactia, Anorexia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Tachycardia, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Pollock ML. Photosensitisation of livestock grazing Narthecium ossifragum: Current knowledge and future directions. Vet J 2015;206:275 [Web Reference]
Angell J. Suspected bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum) toxicity in cattle in North Wales. Vet Rec 2011;169:102 [Web Reference]
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