Tulipa species. Cultivated and wild species. A member of the plant family
LILIACEAE. Herbaceous plant arising from an underground bulb. Elongated fleshy pale
green leaves; single classic-shaped flower borne on a long stalk. Fruit is a green
three-lobed capsule. Popular spring-flowering ornamental garden and indoor plant.
Animals most affected
Chewing and/or ingestion of the bulbs.
The bulb contains the alkaloid tulipine (which is cardiotoxic and narcotic) and calcium
occasionally diarrhoea with colic;
weakness and ataxia.
Non-specific and not pronounced: enteritis (occasional).
No antidote. Symptomatic care only:
anti-emetics if indicated (metoclopramide, 1-3 mg/kg, im);
gastric demulcents and adsorbents.