FOXGLOVE, DIGITALIS PURPUREA, POISONING IN HORSES
 
Description    Intoxication by DIGITALIS PURPUREA (Foxglove) has been reported in horses.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Cold skin, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dyspnea, First degree atrioventricular heart block, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Second degree atrioventricular heart block, Sinus tachycardia, Tachycardia, Third degree, complete, atrioventricular heart block, Trembling, Tremor, Ventricular fibrillation, flutter, Ventricular tachycardia, Weak pulse
 
References   Wijnberg ID. Use of phenytoin to treat digitalis-induced cardiac arrhythmias in a miniature shetland pony. Vet Rec 1999;144:259 [Web Reference]
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