Viper's Bugloss

Scientific Name: Echium vulgare
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: G.A. Cooper, courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

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

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