Pet Care

Hoary Alyssum

hoary alyssum
Scientific Name: Berteroa incana
Family: Brassicaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs: Poisonings can occur from ingesting the dried plant in hay, or from grazing on large amounts of the plant in fields. Clinical signs generally occur after a day to a few days after ingestion, and include fever, swollen limbs, colic, bloody diarrhea, laminitis, premature births, loss of appetite, dehydration and death. Deaths are usually associated with the consumption of hay containing 30 to 70% of plant.
hoary alyssum

Credit: Image courtesy of Robert Garner, PBase Gallery, 2006.

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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