Ligustrun vulgare (common privet, black wood). A member of the plant family
OLEACEAE. Shrub or small tree with grey branches, dark green lanceolate leaves, small
fragrant white flowers in conical bunches, developing into black fruit (berries).
Privet is much used as a hedging plant and is common in gardens and parks.
Animals most affected
Cattle, sheep, (horses).
Ingestion of fresh leaves, directly from the plant or hedge clippings.
Contains a heteroside, syringoside, and tannins. Toxic doses not known.
hyperthermia (40-410C), tachycardia, hyperpnoea;
lack of rumination, abdominal pains and cramps;
congestion of the mucosae;
mydriasis, ataxia and lassitude, decubitus;
possibility of death occurring within 4-48 hours.
Non-specific and not pronounced.
No antidote. Symptomatic care only: