Loco Weed (Oxytropis spp.)

Additional Common Names: Locoweed
Scientific Name: Oxytropis spp.
Family: Fabaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Non-Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats
Toxic Principles: Swainsonine
Clinical Signs: Incoordination, depression, inability to eat and drink, fetal death and birth defects

Credit: Image Courtesy of Gary Coffman, PBase.com Gallery 2006.

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