Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Ivy (Hedera spp)

Contributor(s): David Godfrey, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

  • Ivy ( Hederaspp)   Ivy (Hedera spp)  is a woody, evergreen, trailing or self-clinging climber.
  • Grows in ground, on walls, on trees.
  • Leaves: 5-10 cm in width with up to 5 triangular lobes.
  • Fruit: visible in late autumn. Small round, black.
  • Ground ivy ( Glechoma hederacea) is a member of the mint family:
    • Creeping plant which grows to ~20 cm.
    • Erect flowering stems.
    • Rounded blunt-toothed leaves on long stalks.
    • Flowering season - April-July.

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

  • Allison K & Day C (1997)A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses.British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.


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