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Letter to the editor - Name that plant scientifically, please!

McKenzie, R.A. (2008) Letter to the editor - Name that plant scientifically, please! Australian Veterinary Journal, 86 (9). p. 340.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2008.00344.x

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Abstract

The report of Brunfelsia poisoning of dogs in Sydney by Drs Singh, Cowan and Child is very welcome, but it raises one important scientific point that has been further highlighted by the letter from Dr Seavers. Neither in the case report nor in Dr Seavers' letter is the species or cultivar of the plants identified. There are about 40 known Brunfelsia species, a number of which are cultivated in tropical to temperate climate gardens in Australia. It is noteworthy that Dr Seavers speculates about the Brunfelsia plants involved in dog poisonings in Australia, suggesting that 'dwarf' plants may be more poisonous ...

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Australian Veterinary Association.
Keywords:Brunfelsia; dog poisoning; Sydney; Australia.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Poisonous plants
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Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals
Deposited On:02 Feb 2009 04:28
Last Modified:09 Jun 2011 23:49

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