The book is a new edition of the definitive work intended as a standard textbook for veterinary students and practitioners, livestock breeders and research workers. About 600 indigenous poisonous plants are known to occur in southern Africa. The book makes available the vast store ofknowledge on plant and fungal poisonings accumulated over 65 years at the South African Veterinary Institution at Onderstepoort. Each case of poisoning is described and depicted in colour. Distribution charts are given and detailed information on the toxicology, chemistry, symptomatology andpathology of each condition.