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  • Following the ingestion (swallowing) of strychnine, symptoms of poisoning usually appear within 15 to 60 minutes.
  • People exposed to low or moderate doses of strychnine by any route will have the following signs or symptoms:
    • Agitation
    • Apprehension or fear
    • Ability to be easily startled
    • Restlessness
    • Painful muscle spasms possibly leading to fever and to kidney and liver injury
    • Uncontrollable arching of the neck and back
    • Rigid arms and legs
    • Jaw tightness
    • Muscle pain and soreness
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Dark urine
    • Initial consciousness and awareness of symptoms
  • People exposed to high doses of strychnine may have the following signs and symptoms within the first 15 to 30 minutes of exposure:
There was nothing quick about the deaths of these dogs and each were shown to exhibit the list of symptomology outlined in bold. The darts contained an amount, as standard that left no exceptions for weight of dog by comparison. Depending on where the dart hit and if it was embedded in the subcutaneous layer or deep muscle/and site was the variable that defined how rapid or prolonged the effect of strychnine would be.