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Latin name Urtica ferox Maori name - Ongaonga Is covered in stinging hairs that put poison into the skin Forms dense thickets up to 2m tall.

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2 Latin name Urtica ferox Maori name - Ongaonga Is covered in stinging hairs that put poison into the skin Forms dense thickets up to 2m tall

3 Initial symptoms are itchiness, hives, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea Anaphylaxis- a sudden allergic reaction that can become severe: breathing problems, tachycardia, unconsciousness, gastro intestinal issues and eventually coma and death if left untreated

4 Contact a vet Keep airways clear WRAPT (Warmth, reassure/reassess/record, ABCs, position for comfort, transport) Vet: Fluids, Epinephrine (adrenalin), oxygen, antibiotics for secondary infections


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