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Education Courses Poisonous garden and indoor plants

Poisonous garden and indoor plants

Language
English
Nature
optional C
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
1
Semester in the curriculum
1
Credits
1
Lectures
14
Documents
Documents
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Responsible person: Dr. Cserhalmi Dániel (cserhalmi.daniel@univet.hu)
Place of lectures/semesters, practicals: Department of Botany, Rottenbiller street 50 I/6

The purpose of the elective course to show all thos indoor and garden plants which people keep at home for decoration, but they have a risk of poisonings for the house pets. These plants are not part of the Botany for veterinarian course, so the course can give a more complex view of herbal poisonings.

Recommended literature

Obligatory:

  • Lecture notes.

Recommended:

  • Anthony P. Knight: a guide to poisonous house and garden plants. Teton Media, 2006

Lectures theme

Week Topics
1. Plants store Ca-oxalate chrystals
2. Plants cause skin irritation and photosensibility
3. Plants cause the damage and irritation of the digestive tract
4. Plants cause diorders of the circulation system
5. Plants cause disorders of central nervous system
6. Other herbal poisonings
7. Demonstration in the garden, Test

Evaluation description

Students need to attend at least 4 lectures to accept the course. The course ends with a written exam.

Exam information

Final test base on the species list and the lectures.

Grading scheme:
  • excellent: 87%
  • good: 76%
  • satisfactory: 65%
  • passing: 50%