Mistletoe poisoning is rare - but it does occur in dogs, horses and cattle - particularly over Christmas and New Year. In dogs it is frequently fatal and follows the ingestion of large numbers of the berries during the winter months.
Viscotoxins - long-chain polypeptides
Gastric lavage, adsorbents or demulcents.
Symptomatic - no specific antidote. Atropine if bradycardia. Fluids and electrolytes.
DO NOT give digitalis drugs.
Updated October 2013