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  • toxin
  • This striking, cold-hardy plant features long feathery leaves that contain a toxin called cycasin, which causes liver damage. (mnn.com)
  • Like many other plants, the formation of its toxin happens when the plant cells are broken -- that is, it evolved to be triggered by the bite of an insect or other animal. (empiri.ca)
  • Many plants contain some level of toxin. (kymkemp.com)
  • Soil
  • They are toxic to earthworms and other soil organisms. (rabble.ca)
  • Zinc is essential for optimal plant growth and development but when high levels of the metal are present in the soil, it can become toxic to the plant. (phys.org)
  • Make the soil as inhospitable as possible to poison plants by altering the pH or other methods. (prepperfortress.com)
  • Growing in grassland, rocky soil or under conifers, it likes the dappled sunlight of forest margins or chaparral and makes a great landscape plant. (kymkemp.com)
  • consume
  • Because excess salt is excreted via the kidneys, a bird with mild to moderate kidney dysfunction may consume toxic doses of salt readily. (backyardchickens.com)
  • However, a human would have to consume this plant for days on end, with little else in the way of food or water, to become sick. (ehow.com)
  • Like humans, they have to consume a lot of the plant to suffer ill effects, but they can consume much more in a single setting, and are more likely to be exposed to it repeatedly. (ehow.com)
  • Fortunately, if he were to consume parts of a Christmas Cactus plant or flowers (or the plants relative, the Easter Cactus), he would suffer no directly toxic effects. (patrickmahaney.com)
  • cat's
  • Generally, a cat's first reaction to this plant includes vomiting, lethargy and lack of appetite, but kidney failure and even death can quickly follow if a cat is untreated. (rhodes2safety.co.uk)
  • Other plants more seriously affect a cat's organs and can be deadly within hours, even to a healthy cat. (thecreativecat.net)
  • Sago Palm
  • The plant up at the top there is a cycad Sago Palm, and apparently is on sale all over the damn place as a houseplant because it's attractive and easy to care for. (thedeppeffect.com)
  • veterinary
  • Not until I started working as a technician in a veterinary hospital did I consider the possible toxic effects pine trees can have on our companion animals. (patrickmahaney.com)
  • Poisoning
  • Many common indoor and outdoor plants have the potential to cause mild poisoning. (westgatepetclinicmn.com)
  • One death due to plant poisoning, out of 1756 deaths due to poisoning, was reported. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Searchable database includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora. (dmoztools.net)
  • The best defense against livestock poisoning, states this site produced by the University of California at Davis , is to make sure animals have plenty of good forage as they will naturally avoid toxic plants if able to do so. (kymkemp.com)
  • intoxication
  • strumarium) intoxication in swine: review and redefinition of the toxic principle. (horsedvm.co.uk)
  • More than 2,700 new literature citations document identification of previously unknown toxicants, mechanisms of intoxication, additional reports of intoxication problems, and significant changes in the classification of plant families and genera and associated changes in plant nomenclature. (vetelib.com)
  • livestock
  • If you try this, rinse well to remove traces of the plant, and do not use the plant to clean any utensils used for livestock. (ehow.com)
  • Cocklebur is toxic to livestock, with the capability of causing acute liver failure. (chickendvm.com)
  • Surprisingly enough, some of the most toxic plants to livestock come straight from the nursery. (prepperfortress.com)
  • No matter how long these plants grow in your area, they will still be poisonous to livestock. (prepperfortress.com)
  • If you are determined to grow these plants, then be sure they will be located in an area where livestock cannot get to them. (prepperfortress.com)
  • Therefore, you may want to isolate these plants in a greenhouse or take other measures to prevent these plants from coming into contact with livestock. (prepperfortress.com)
  • Aside from avoiding plants that may harm livestock, there are many native plants or weeds that will need to be removed from grazing areas. (prepperfortress.com)
  • Manually uproot plants and burn them in an area where smoke filled with plant oils will not get near livestock or human living areas. (prepperfortress.com)
  • In order to determine which plant poisoned livestock, you can look at material vomited for bits of plant material, take note of breath odor, and also look in the area for plants with signs of chewing on them. (prepperfortress.com)
  • poison
  • If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. (thedeppeffect.com)
  • My colleagues and I are working on a promising lead for a male birth control pill based on ouabain - a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. (empr.com)
  • The Hennepin County Poison Control Center reports that about 20 percent of their pet related calls involve plants. (westgatepetclinicmn.com)
  • Over 63,000 plant exposures were reported to 61 American poison control centers in 2008, representing 2.5% of all human toxic exposures reported that year. (clinicalgate.com)
  • If you're feeding wild plants or your rabbit has access to a garden, make sure you can reliably identify the plants - you don't want to poison your bunnies! (weebly.com)
  • common
  • The Texas State Department of Health and the National Safety Council provides a list of the state's most common toxic plants. (chron.com)
  • Many common herbs used for seasoning are also among cat-safe plants , including basil, dill, catmint, parsley and rosemary. (catster.com)
  • It's common knowledge that some plants can cause serious illness or even death if consumed incorrectly - and some if consumed at all. (ehow.com)
  • Become familiar with common toxic plants in the area, what they look like and in what season they are likely to be present. (msu.edu)
  • Monitor fencerows in sacrifice areas and turnout lots - this is a common place to find toxic plants. (msu.edu)
  • This blog focuses of common plants which commonly cause skin irritation from direct contact. (kewvet.com.au)
  • See below the list of the most common 50 plants to avoid when feeding your farm animals, in order to keep them healthy and safe. (prepperfortress.com)
  • If your interest lies in big potted plants, you can consider having the Tangerine Impatience or the Giant Touch-Me-Not (common name). (valuetreeservice.com)
  • All of these plants that share the common name comfrey have been used medicinally in folk traditions. (goodwitcheshomestead.com)
  • liver
  • This plant does not contain PAs and therefore does not affect the liver. (lbemc.com)
  • They also point out that the toxic effect is worsened in protein-deficient conditions, because sulfur-rich amino acids (cysteine and methionine) are needed by a detoxifying enzyme in the liver. (empiri.ca)
  • It was too late for his liver before I learned otherwise and started eradicating toxic plants. (kymkemp.com)
  • foliage
  • English Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Hahn's self branching English Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy: (The foliage is more toxic than the berries. (delawareanimalclinic.com)
  • 5. In sum, the results reveal that the feeding defence strategy of T. femoratusfemales to toxic milkweed foliage has created an opportunity for males to feed on milkweed leaves with a reduced risk of latex exposure and entanglement. (ufv.br)
  • compound
  • Ricin is a toxic compound, which inhibits protein synthesis. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The plant contains a compound called thiaminase, which breaks down vitamins before they have a chance to enter the body, and therefore leads to ill health. (ehow.com)
  • leaves
  • Roots are the most toxic followed by the leaves, fresh or dried. (lbemc.com)
  • Young plants Cocklebur seedlings appear as a whitish-green stem with two strap-shaped green leaves. (horsedvm.co.uk)
  • Female plants develop clusters of flowers within the axils of the leaves, in the lower half of the plant. (horsedvm.co.uk)
  • It is the zinc per se that triggers more production of a protein that then acts to retain this heavy metal in the root of plants, avoiding its toxic effects on leaves, flowers, and other aerial parts of the plant. (phys.org)
  • It is a soft wooded perennial plant, has spiny leaves that bloom out with colored centers. (valuetreeservice.com)
  • Plants Children often find plants appealing and may eat the leaves. (symptoma.com)
  • Though it is listed on the FDA Poisonous Plant Database, I was unable to find any documentation of human fatalities from eating, drinking an infusion or smoking the leaves of this plant. (goodwitcheshomestead.com)
  • irritation
  • Yet, if the Christmas Cactus is consumed, the fibrous plant material causes mechanical irritation to the stomach and intestine, potentially leading to vomiting or diarrhea. (patrickmahaney.com)
  • As owners we can be better informed to prevent potentially life threatening events, but also chronic irritation that can be a frequent occurrence from repeated exposure to a seemingly harmless plant. (kewvet.com.au)
  • Agapanthus - skin irritation from the entire plant and particularly its sap. (kewvet.com.au)
  • Burdock - local irritation of the skin caused from burs on the plant. (kewvet.com.au)
  • If the plant is ingested, oral irritation can occur, especially on the tongue and lips. (rhodes2safety.co.uk)