Amaryllis belladonna (lady lily). A member of the plant family AMARYLLIDACEAE. Bulbous herb, long fleshy sword-shaped leaves, all originating from the plant base, with red, pink or striped flowers borne aloft at the end of a long stalk. Popular ornamental house and garden plant.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Chewing and/or ingestion of the bulbs, leaves or flowers.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Toxic principles not well established but are thought to be alkaloids which are mainly concentrated in the bulb. Toxic doses not known.


[clinical.gif] Clinical features

Note: colleagues have reported the poisoning of sheep and goats by amaryllis. The animals presented with gastrointestinal trembling and convulsions.


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific:


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only: