Sesbania punicea

Show simple item record Botha, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) Venter, Elna
dc.contributor.other University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science. Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences. Section Pharmacology and Toxicology
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en 2009-01-21T09:59:25Z 2009-01-21T09:59:25Z 2002
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dc.description.abstract DISTRIBUTION: Originally from South America, it is an escaped exotic and a declared weed that has to be eradicated in South Africa. Found especially along watercourses and on disturbed soil. en
dc.description.abstract BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: General: A deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves: Drooping, compound dark green leaves. Flowers: Red or orange pea-like flowers in dense sprays. Spring - early summer. Fruit: The seeds are carried in a characteristic long four-winged pod with a sharply pointed tip. en
dc.description.abstract TOXIC PRINCIPLE: Sesbanimide (a cyclohexamide) and related compounds. Toxicity: • Sesbanimide: highly toxic • Seeds: c.0,5 to 1 g / kg (6 seeds for a pigeon) • Seeds must be broken in g.i.t. to be toxic. • Waterfowl much less susceptible, because the seeds are not broken. • Plant leaves and flowers much less toxic • Toxin cumulative. en
dc.description.abstract SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Gastro-intestinal system. en
dc.description.abstract CLINICAL SIGNS: An intoxication of birds, especially pigeons and chickens associated with diarrhoea when ingesting seeds of the plant. • Depression and weakness • Ruffled feathers, drooping wings • Vomition (pigeons) • Diarrhoea. en
dc.description.abstract NECROPSY: Proventricular hyperaemia and haemorrhages. en
dc.description.abstract TREATMENT: Prevention: Avoid seeds, for birds especially. Potentially toxic to all species. Regard all Sesbania spp with suspicion. en
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dc.identifier.citation Botha, CJ & Venter, E 2002, 'Plants poisonous to livestock Southern Africa (CD-ROM)' University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. of Paraclinical Sciences, Section Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pretoria, South Africa. en
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dc.source Original format: University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science. en
dc.subject Plant poisoning en
dc.subject Toxicology en
dc.subject Plant poisoning in animals en
dc.subject Poisonous plants en
dc.subject Sesbanimide en
dc.subject Cyclohexamide en
dc.subject.lcsh Poisonous plants -- Toxicology -- Africa, Southern en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary toxicology en
dc.title Sesbania punicea en
dc.title.alternative Sesbania en
dc.title.alternative Red Brazilian glory pea en
dc.title.alternative Rooi sesbania af
dc.title.alternative Red sesbania en
dc.title.alternative Brazilian glory pea en
dc.title.alternative Coffee bean en
dc.title.alternative Rattle box en
dc.title.alternative Rooi-sesbania af
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