SOLANUM POISONING, NIGHTSHADE, IN HORSES
 
Description    SOLANUM spp., nightshade, can be toxic to horses.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abnormal pupillary response to light, Anorexia, Ataxia, Colic, Coma, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Dysuria, Enlarged, distended, urinary bladder, Excessive salivation, Fever, Generalized weakness, Inability to stand, Increased borborygmi, Increased respiratory rate, Paraparesis, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Weak pulse
 
References   Norman TE. Concurrent Ivermectin and Solanum spp. Toxicosis in a Herd of Horses. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26:1439 [Web Reference]
Dawson DR. Toxins and Adverse Drug Reactions Affecting the Equine Nervous System. Vet Clin N A Eq Pract 2011;27:507 [Web Reference]
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