Additional Common Names: Alligator Pear
Scientific Name: Persea americana
Family: Lauraceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Persin
Clinical Signs: Respiratory distress, heart failure, edema

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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