Allium schoenoprasum (Scientific name)

General poisoning notes:

Horses have been poisoned in Japan by ingesting the leaves of chive (Allium schoenoprasum) in early spring. Chives have escaped cultivation and have been naturalized in various parts of Canada, but the plants are not abundant.

References:

  • Kobayashi, T. 1950. Studies on the histo-pathologic changes of experimental cases of the "Ezonegi-poisoning" in horses. Jpn. J. Vet. Sci., 12: 209.

Nomenclature:

Scientific Name:
Allium schoenoprasum L.
Vernacular name(s):
chives
Scientific family name:
Liliaceae
Vernacular family name:
lily

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References:

  • Agriculture Quebec. 1975. Noms des maladies des plantes du Canada/ Names of plant diseases in Canada., Quebec City, Que., Canada. 288 pp.
  • Alex, J. F., Cayouette, R., Mulligan, G. A. 1980. Common and botanical names of weeds in Canada/Noms populaire et scientifiques des plantes nuisibles du Canada. Revised. Agric. Can. Publ., Ottawa, , Canada. 132 pp.
  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, New York, 1290 pp.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978, 1979. The flora of Canada. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. (Ottawa) Publ. Bot. 7(1)-7(4). 1711 pp.
  • Van Wijk, H. L. 1911. A dictionary of plant names. Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, The Netherlands. 1444 pp.
  • Victorin, M. 1964. Flore Laurentienne. 2nd ed. Univ. Montreal, Montreal, Que., Canada. 952 pp.

Geographic Information

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon Territory

References:

  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, N.Y., 1290 pp.
  • Boivin, B. 1966, 1967. Énumération des plantes du Canada. Provencheria 6. Nat. Can. (Que.) 93: 253-274; 371-437; 583-646; 989-1063. 94: 131-157; 471-528; 625-655.

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Toxic parts:

  • leaves

References:

  • Kobayashi, T. 1950. Studies on the histo-pathologic changes of experimental cases of the "Ezonegi-poisoning" in horses. Jpn. J. Vet. Sci., 12: 209.

Animals/Human Poisoning:

Note: When an animal is listed without additional information, the literature (as of 1993) contained no detailed explanation.

Horses

General symptoms of poisoning:

References:

  • Kobayashi, T. 1950. Studies on the histo-pathologic changes of experimental cases of the "Ezonegi-poisoning" in horses. Jpn. J. Vet. Sci., 12: 209.

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