CONIUM MACULATUM, HEMLOCK POISONING IN HORSES
 
Description    CONIUM MACULATUM has toxic alkaloids similar to nicotine. Horses that eat this plant can develop signs within 2 hours that might lead to death within 5-10 hours. The urine might have a 'mousy' odor.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Dysmetria, Excitement, Generalized weakness, Mydriasis, Paraparesis, Sudden death, Trembling
 
References   Dawson DR. Toxins and Adverse Drug Reactions Affecting the Equine Nervous System. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 2011;27:507 [Web Reference]
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