BRYOPHULLUM POISONING OF CATTLE
 
Description    BRYOPHYLLUM is a plant from Africa that has been cultivated as an ornamental in Australia. This plant can be poisonous when fed to cattle due to the presence of toxic cardioglycosides.
 
Species   Bovine
 
Signs   Abnormal proprioceptive positioning, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Colic, Decreased borborygmi, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, First degree atrioventricular heart block, Generalized weakness, Inability to open (trismus) and/or close jaw, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Jugular pulse, Mucous, mucoid stools, feces, Rumen hypomotility or atony, Second degree atrioventricular heart block, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Tremor
 
References   Reppas GP. Bryophyllum pinnatum poisoning of cattle. Aust Vet J 1995;72:425
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