HORSE CHESTNUT, AESCULUS, POISONING IN DOGS AND CATS
 
Description    Horse chestnut (AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM) is a large tree at maturity. Ingestion of various parts of the horse chestnut tree can cause toxicity. Most poisonings involve ingestion of the seed.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Anorexia, Ataxia, Back spasms, Bradycardia, Colic, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Excessive salivation, Fever, Forelimb spasms, Gagging, retching, Head, face, neck spasms, Hematemesis, Hindlimb spasms, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Polydipsia, Trembling, Tremor, Urinary incontinence, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Campbell A. Conkers, acorns and beechnuts- potential autumnal poisons in pets. UK Vet Comp Anim 2008;13;No.9:86
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