What the Information System Does

The Information System is intended for USE AS A RESEARCH TOOL that provides access to information on poisonous plants and their effects on animals and humans. The program contains information on:

  • plant nomenclature (common and scientific names)
  • distribution of wild plants (rendered graphically by province and territory)
  • cultivated and food plants of concern
  • toxic plant parts
  • toxic chemicals (if known)
  • additional descriptive information on many of the poisonous plants
  • references from which information was extracted (up to the 1993 publishing date of the original document)

Veterinarians

Veterinarians can find information on poisoning of livestock and pets for:

  • animals that have been poisoned by a particular plant and on all plants that have caused poisoning in a particular animal species
  • symptoms of recognized diseases (such as chewing disease)
  • symptoms of poisoning for each animal species that may be poisoned

Medical Doctors/Poison Control

Medical doctors and poison control centre personnel can obtain details on:

  • human poisoning by a particular plant and on all plants that have caused poisoning in humans
  • symptoms of recognized diseases (such as milk sickness)
  • symptoms of poisoning by each plant species