Poisonous Plants A-Z
Crotalaria (Walkabout disease, Kimberley horse disease) Plant restricted to areas with low
riverbanks and flats subject to periodic flooding. Cases seen mainly in the wet season in Kimberley
N.W.Australia. Symptoms loss of weight, depression alternating with periods of exitement
and compulsive walking bumping into trees, fences etc. Twitching of head and neck muscles,
frequent yawning, jaundice and the passage of dark red or coffee coloured urine. No treatment known.
Prevent horses grazing on the flood planes where the plant grows.