Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Mistletoe (viscum album)

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Introduction

  • Mistletoe ( Viscum album) grows as a partial parasite on deciduous trees.
  • Woody.
  • Long stems.
  • Leaves: thick, dark green, 5-8 cm long.
  • Flowers: yellowish in color.
  • Fruit:
    • Remain on plant throughout winter.
    • White in color.
    • Semi-translucent.
    • Contain viscous juice and 1 dark seed.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Campbell A (1998)Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice20(10), 587-591.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000)Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats.Blackwell Science.


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