SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.27 issue3DNA markers and their application in plant breeding author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Ciência Rural

Print version ISSN 0103-8478On-line version ISSN 1678-4596


TIMM, Cláudio Dias  and  RIET-CORRREA, Franklin. Toxic plants for swine. Cienc. Rural [online]. 1997, vol.27, n.3, pp.521-528. ISSN 0103-8478.

Poisonous plants for swine in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina are reviewed. Poisoning by seeds of Senna occidentalis, as a cause segmentar muscle necrosis, and by seeds of Aeschynomene sp., as a cause of symmetric focal degeneration in the white matter of the cerebellum, are described. Nefrosis due to Amaranthus spp., soft tissue calcification caused by Solanum malacoxylon, acute periacinar liver necrosis caused by Wedelia glauca and Xanthium spp., and nervous, digestive and muscular signs caused by the fruits of Melia azedarach, are also mentioned. The intoxication by Crotalaria spectabilis, studied experimentally in Brazil as a cause of chronic hepatitis, is also reveiwed.

Keywords : toxic plants; swine; Senna occidentalis; Amaranthus spp.; Aeschynomene sp.; Melia azedarach; Wedelia glauca; Xanthium spp.; Solanum malacoxylon; Crotalaria spectabilis.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License