Melia azedarach (Syringa berry)
By Dr Mackie Hobson BSc(Agric),BVSc

Friday, 2nd October 2020

The Syringa is a tree that was introduced from India.

The ripe berries are toxic causing nervous signs, respiratory distress and diarrhoea. (Green berries and leaves also contain a little toxin).



Clinical signs:

Restless, muscle tremors (especially hindquarters)

Dyspnoea, cyanosis, diarrhoea and ultimately paralysis and death.


Post Mortem

Pips in rumen



Plant Poisonings and Mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa (Kellerman, Coetzer, Naude)

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