Poisonous Plants: Plants Affecting the Digestive System

Poisonous Plants: Plants Affecting the Digestive System

Jul 23, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

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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