Deadly nightshade

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These plants are found in waste areas and hay fields. The berries are very poisonous and will produce an acute haemorrhagic gastro-enteritis with considerable salivation, trembling, paralysis, leading to coma and finally death. Poisoning in pigs is rare. Treatment requires the use of pilocarpine. Consult your veterinarian.

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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