Two Trees – Fatal to Horses
Please note there are two trees that can be fatal to horses.
The two trees that can be fatal to Horses are Red Maple (Acer rebrum) and Wild Cherry (Nerium Oleander). The one plant is called Oleander (Nerium oleander).
Red Maple tree leaves can be fatal when ingested in a certain amount causes significant breakdown of red blood cells and is extremely difficult, expensive to treat and is usually unsuccessful. Horses find branches that are hanging over or get blown into the pastures.
Wild Cherry trees leaves can be found along the fence line and were occasionally present inside the pasture. Cyanide is the toxic principle and if the toxin is ingested even in very small amounts can be fatal to Horse.
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