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NIGHTSHADE (belladonna) - all members of family Henbane are poisonous - Deadly, Thornapple, Woody, Wild tobacco, Garden – Unlikely to be eaten as they are bitter so poisoning is rare, though it may sometimes be eaten dried in the hay. Symptoms – large doses cause dilation of the pupils. Defective vision, dryness of the mouth, restlessness. Delirium, quickened pulse becoming weaker. Respiration increased. Elevated temperature. This period of excitement is followed by central nervous depression, sometimes inflamed gut with diarrhoea and colic. Passes into a coma and death due to respiratory or cardiac failure.

Treatment - Seek immediate professional veterinary advice.

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