Aethusa cynapium (false parsley, fool's parsley, dog's parsley). Related species:
Chaerophyllum temulentum (rough chervil). A member of the plant family UMBELLIFERAE, Very common herbaceous plant with hollow, ridged stems and pale green, feathery leaves, redolent of parsley. White flowers in umbels, no involucres, developing into oval fruits (carpels).


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, (sheep, horses, goats).


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Ingestion of the fresh plant, or of contaminated fresh fodder. Due to its offensive odour, poisoning rarely occurs in animals.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Contains small amounts of coniine and cyanapine. Although all parts of the plant are toxic, the toxicity is relatively low. Toxic doses are not well established.

Oral dose in kg fresh plant material before a toxic effect is elicited:
TD adult cattle 15

     


[clinical.gif] Clinical features

In general, animals recover in several hours.


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific, often not observed: enteritis.


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