Poisonous Plants: Plants Affecting the Digestive System
Plants and their toxins that cause digestive diseases in livestock and horses are discussed in this course. As there is a wide variety of plants affecting the digestive system, they will be grouped by the clinical signs they cause: plants causing excessive salivation, vomiting, bloat, colic and diarrhea.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
> Recognize the plants that cause digestive disturbances in animals.
>Determine the toxin in the plants responsible for the presenting clinical signs.
>Explain the pathogenesis associated with various plant toxins.
>When appropriate, provide recommendations for treating or preventing the plant toxicity problem.
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