Poisonous Plants: Plants Affecting the Integumentary System
This course will enable you to recognize the signs of photodermatitis associated with a variety of plants. Emphasis is given to plants that cause primary and secondary photosensitization in animals. The pathogenesis of plant induced photosensitization, and the diagnosis and treatment of the problem are all discussed.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
> Recognize the signs of photosensitivity.
> Understand the pathogenesis.
> Differentiate between primary and secondary photosensitivity.
> Recognize the important/common plants that cause primary and secondary photosensitivity.
> Understand the pathogenesis of chronic selenium poisoning.
> Recognize selenium "indicator" plants.
> Recognize the toxicity of black walnut shavings.
> Recognize plants that are associated with calcinosis.
> Recognize the hazards of feeding endophyte infected fescue grass to horses and cattle.
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