Pokeweed (Phytolacca)

calendar icon 3 December 2018
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This plant produces oxalic acid which causes acute abdominal pain, vomiting, haemorrhagic diarrhoea and haemorrhage from the kidneys. There is no treatment.

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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