Introduction

Pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) containing plants primarily cause hepatotoxicity and liver failure in horses but may also cause respiratory disease (equine Jaagsiekte) depending on the plants implicated.  The three PA containing plant families involved with poisoning in horses include

·       Asteraceae (Senecio spp, tansy ragwort).

·       Tobaceae (Crotalaria spp, rattlebox).

·       Boraginaceae (Heliotropum, Amsinckia, Trichodesma and Echium spp).

Who Should Enrol

Veterinarians

Course Design

Blended Course

Course Highlights

CPD points

Learning Outcomes

Continued Professional Development

Assessment

Test: Question and Answer

Accreditation

South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

1 CPD Point

AC/0462/21

Certification

Pass the test with 80% - Retries allowed: 3




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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Poisoning in Horses

1.0 CPD Points