Water hemlock (Conium maculatum)

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This is found in open, moist or wet ground and it is highly toxic. Death can occur within 30 to 50 minutes associated with violent muscular spasms, dilated pupils, convulsions, coma and death. There is no specific treatment. Use sedatives to control convulsions.

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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