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By Anthony Knight

ISBN-10: 1591610281

ISBN-13: 9781591610281

This identify is a wonderful 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 determine toxic vegetation, but additionally contains the poisonous homes of the plant and the scientific indicators that may be anticipated in animals that ingest the vegetation. This instrumental consultant includes targeted discussions at the plant pollutants, the plant components which are most threatening and the 1st relief that are supposed to be thought of. The name comprises 192 family and unique plant species, with an emphasis on vegetation as a rule present in and round the domestic. This consumer pleasant consultant is equipped alphabetically by means of the plant’s botanical identify, whereas the index contains universal names indexed to assist locate the categorical plant in query. The 350 top of the range colour pictures additionally help the practitioner in exact plant identity. The hugely visible, simply obtainable layout make this identify a great toxically reference for small animal practitioners.

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Abrus seeds. Figure 2. Abrus vine and seed pod. Toxic Principle and Mechanism of Action Only the seeds of the rosary pea are toxic as they contain potent lectins (toxalbumins) called abrin I and II that are toxic to all animals including humans. Abrin is very similar to ricin, the lectin found in castor beans, and consists of 2 polypeptide chains (A and B), crosslinked by a disulfide bond that is a potent ribosomal inhibitor [1,2]. The B chain binds to carbohydrate receptors on cell surfaces, facilitating the entry of the A chain into the cell where it inhibits initiation and elongation of peptides within ribosomes.

Glycosides - cycasin Liver disease Daphne Daphne mezereum Diterpene alkaloids Gastroenteritis Deadly nightshade Atropa belladonna Tropane glycoalkaloids Respiratory failure English ivy Hedera spp. Terpenoids Gastroenteritis Heavenly bamboo Nandina domestica Cyanogenic glycosides Respiratory failure Common Name Genus/species Toxin Class Clinical Effect Holly Ilex spp. Methylxanthines, saponins Gastroenteritis Honey suckle Lonicera spp. Terpenoids Gastroenteritis Jack in the pulpit Arisaema spp. Oxalates Kidney failure Jerusalem cherry Solanum pseudocapsicum Tropane alkaloids Respiratory failure Jessamine Cestrum spp.

Genus Cestrum diurnum Common Name Day blooming jasmine General Effect Vitamin D analogue Plants That Cause Sudden Death (back to Top) Eriobotrya spp. Loquat Cyanogenic glycosides Gloriosa superba Glory lily Colchicine Nandina domestica Heavenly bamboo Cyanogenic glycosides, alkaloids Nerium oleander Oleander Cardenolides Prunus spp. Choke cherry Cyanogenic glycosides Taxus spp. Yew Alkaloids (taxine) Thevetia spp. Yellow oleander Cardenolides Plants Affecting the Skin (back to Top) Ficus spp. Fig Proteolytic enzymes, phototoxin Melaleuca spp.

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