Tutu

Tutu

Plant description:

A native with roughly oval, dark green leaves. The tree tutu can grow up to 6m tall, with a trunk of 30cm, compared to the smaller varieties that grow up to 40cm tall.

Animal species affected:

Cattle (sometimes sheep) - usually only graze tutu when short of grass

Symptoms of poisoning:

Symptoms seen within 24-48 hours of ingestion. Drooling, nausea, excitement, convulsions, coma and death. Cattle may become aggressive, bloated and may regurgitate

Treatment:

Call vet - need to give medication (barbiturates) to antagonize tutin action

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