Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Yew (Taxus baccata)

Contributor(s): David Godfrey

Introduction

  • Evergreen tree   Yew  .
  • Found in rich woodlands and gardens, especially as hedge plant.
  • Near instant effect (cattle poisoned by yew are often found with leaves still in their mouths).
  • Toxic parts:
    • Leaves.
    • Seeds.
    • Twigs.
  • Only the red arils, the fleshy outer parts of the fruits, are considered non-toxic.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000)Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats.Blackwell Science.
  • Allison K & Day C (1997)A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses.British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.


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