A Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants by Anthony Knight

By Anthony Knight

This name is a superb source to assist indentify toxic crops in the house and backyard and comprises the most up-tp-date information regarding plant toxicity in canines and cats. This crucial reference permits veterinarians not to in basic terms establish toxic crops, but additionally contains the poisonous houses of the plant and the medical indicators that may be anticipated in animals that ingest the crops. This instrumental advisor includes special discussions at the plant pollutants, the plant elements which are most deadly and the 1st relief that are meant to be thought of. The name comprises 192 household and unique plant species, with an emphasis on vegetation ordinarily present in and round the domestic. This consumer pleasant consultant is prepared alphabetically by way of the plant’s botanical identify, whereas the index comprises universal names indexed to aid locate the explicit plant in query. The 350 prime quality colour pictures additionally help the practitioner in exact plant identity. The hugely visible, simply obtainable layout make this name an awesome toxically reference for small animal practitioners.

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Saccharinum) when incubated with horse red blood cells increased the formation of methemoglobin [5]. The "Acer fraction" causing methemoglobinemia contained gallic acid, and other oxidants [5]. Other compounds such as phenols, amines and nitro-compounds produce methemoglobinemia and may also be present in maple leaves [6]. Although reported cases of poisoning have been associated with red maple poisoning, it is likely that other maples including the silver maple and the sugar maple are capable of similar poisoning [5].

Acer Family Aceraceae Common Name Maples, red or swamp maple (Acer rubrum), silver maple (A. saccharinum) Plant Description A genus of about 150 species of deciduous shrubs to large trees native to North and central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Leaves are palmate, opposite, shallow to deeply lobed, although some species have no lobes and are pinnate. In the Fall the leaves turn various shades of yellow to deep red. The inflorescences are produced before the leaves and are pendulous, panicles or racemes terminally or in leaf axils.

11 and Fig. 12). Figure 10. Acokanthera oblongifolia. Figure 11. Acokanthera oblongifolia fruit. Figure 12. Acokanthera oppositifolia. These attractive flowering shrubs are native to Africa and have been imported into tropical areas such as Florida. Variegated forms of the plant have been developed. Toxic Principle and Mechanism of Action Acokanthera species contain several potent cardiac glycosides such as ouabain and acokantherin [1]. Poisoning has been reported in cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, ostriches, and humans [1].

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