Plant description:

A native with roughly oval, dark green leaves. The tree tutu can grow up to 6m tall, with a trunk of 30cm, compared to the smaller varieties that grow up to 40cm tall.

tutu 1.JPG

Animal species affected:

Cattle (sometimes sheep) - usually only graze tutu when short of grass

Symptoms of poisoning:

Symptoms seen within 24-48 hours of ingestion. Drooling, nausea, excitement, convulsions, coma and death. Cattle may become aggressive, bloated and may regurgitate


Call vet - need to give medication (barbiturates) to antagonize tutin action

All website design, artwork, photos and other content © 2021, Totally Vets, New Zealand. | Log in