Melia azedarach (Syringa berry)Friday, 2nd October 2020
By Dr Mackie Hobson
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).
Restless, muscle tremors (especially hindquarters)
Dyspnoea, cyanosis, diarrhoea and ultimately paralysis and death.
Pips in rumen
Plant Poisonings and Mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa (Kellerman, Coetzer, Naude)