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[Yew poisoning in Australian emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae, LATHAM)].
Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1994 Feb; 107(2):50-2.BM

Abstract

Six, four month old, captive bred emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) were found dead in their pen without any previous indications of illness. Postmortem examination revealed the cause of death to be taxine poisoning after ingestion of leaves and green berries from a Yew bush (Taxus baccata) growing outside the perimeter fencing but encroaching through the wire. After longstanding access to the Yew bush, an unidentified stimulus prompted these young birds to sample this toxic plant. Pathological findings included changes in the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and most parts of the digestive system as would be expected from the quoted sources concerning taxine poisoning in other species. Considering the varied artificial environments in which taxa are kept and the relative infrequency of autopsies carried out on birds, the incidence of taxine poisoning in avian species is considered to be probably much higher than that evidenced by reference to the published literature.

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Staatl. Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Oldenburg mit Aussenstelle Stade.No affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

7993338

Citation

Fiedler, H H., and R M. Perron. "[Yew Poisoning in Australian Emus (Dromaius Novaehollandiae, LATHAM)]." Berliner Und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, vol. 107, no. 2, 1994, pp. 50-2.
Fiedler HH, Perron RM. [Yew poisoning in Australian emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae, LATHAM)]. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1994;107(2):50-2.
Fiedler, H. H., & Perron, R. M. (1994). [Yew poisoning in Australian emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae, LATHAM)]. Berliner Und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 107(2), 50-2.
Fiedler HH, Perron RM. [Yew Poisoning in Australian Emus (Dromaius Novaehollandiae, LATHAM)]. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1994;107(2):50-2. PubMed PMID: 7993338.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Yew poisoning in Australian emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae, LATHAM)]. AU - Fiedler,H H, AU - Perron,R M, PY - 1994/2/1/pubmed PY - 1994/2/1/medline PY - 1994/2/1/entrez SP - 50 EP - 2 JF - Berliner und Munchener tierarztliche Wochenschrift JO - Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr VL - 107 IS - 2 N2 - Six, four month old, captive bred emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) were found dead in their pen without any previous indications of illness. Postmortem examination revealed the cause of death to be taxine poisoning after ingestion of leaves and green berries from a Yew bush (Taxus baccata) growing outside the perimeter fencing but encroaching through the wire. After longstanding access to the Yew bush, an unidentified stimulus prompted these young birds to sample this toxic plant. Pathological findings included changes in the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and most parts of the digestive system as would be expected from the quoted sources concerning taxine poisoning in other species. Considering the varied artificial environments in which taxa are kept and the relative infrequency of autopsies carried out on birds, the incidence of taxine poisoning in avian species is considered to be probably much higher than that evidenced by reference to the published literature. SN - 0005-9366 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7993338/[Yew_poisoning_in_Australian_emus__Dromaius_novaehollandiae_LATHAM_]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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