Patterson's Curse

Additional Common Names: Viper's Bugloss
Scientific Name: Echium plantagineum
Family: Boraginaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Pyrrolizidine alkaloids
Clinical Signs: Horses: liver disease (must be ingested in large amount or over a long time period)

Credit: Utah State University Extension

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