Tamus communis (common bryony, black-eye root). A member of the plant family
DIOSCOREACEAE. Very common, wild perennial climbing plant with long, twining stems
and large shiny, green heart-shaped leaves. Flowers hang in loose bunches. The fruit
are red berries. The roots are large tubers
Animals most affected
Ingestion of the berries.
Contains unidentified irritant agents and histamine. Only the rhizomes (tubers) and
the fruit are toxic. Toxic doses not known.
restlessness, somnolence, ataxia;
good prognosis, recovery in several hours.
vomiting, abdominal pains;
paralysis of the hind quarters;
rapid death possible.
Non-specific and almost non-apparent