Poisonous Plants: Plants Affecting the Nervous System
In this course the important neurotoxic plants capable of causing a variety of neurological problems in animals are discussed. Plant recognition, the principle plant toxin and the clinical signs produced by the neurotoxic plants are all covered.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
> Recognize "locoweeds", their distribution and the clinical syndromes in livestock and horses consuming the plants.
> Explain the pathogenesis of locoweed poisoning.
> Differentiate locoweed poisoning from sage poisoning.
> Identify the plants causing nigropallidalencephalomalacia.
> Develop a list of other plants capable of causing neurologic signs in animals.
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