Rodenticide derived from red squill (Urginea scilla).

[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs, cats, (all species).

[etiology.gif] Etiology
Accidental ingestion of rat bait (either granular or in another form), containing 0.02-0.03% of scilliroside. (In theory the extract acts as an emetic, but this effect does not occur in all animals.)

[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Digitalin-like cardiac glycoside.
Oral doses in mg/kg:
LD50 rats 0.4-2
  chickens 400
LD cattle 100-400
  sheep 250
  goats 500
  dogs 145
  cats 100

[clinical.gif] Clinical features

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