Poisoning & Toxicity

Commentary

Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More

Article

Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 18, 2016

Researchers identified a plausible link between equine atypical myopathy and sycamore maple seed ingestion.... Read More

Article

Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

Article

New Test to Detect Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Water

August 21, 2016

Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause health problems and even death in animals, including horses.... Read More

Article

UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More

Article

New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted

July 29, 2016

Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.... Read More

Article

UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

July 29, 2016

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

Article

Blister Beetle Basics

July 17, 2016

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

Article

Avoid Equine Pistacia Poisoning This Fall

July 13, 2016

If ingested, the leaves and seeds on trees of this genus can cause hemolytic anemia and death in horses.... Read More

Article

Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More

Article

Tips for Feeding New Hay

July 01, 2016

Be sure new hay is dry and free of dust and mold, and always introduce it to horses' diets slowly.... Read More

Article

Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2016

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.... Read More

Grasses including tall fescue and ryegrass, pictured here, can contain ergot bodies, which can be toxic to horses.

Article

Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

June 23, 2016

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

Article

California Tainted Feed Lawsuit Refiled

June 16, 2016

The lawsuit seeks damages for owners whose horses ingested feed allegedly tainted with monensin.... Read More

Article

Effects of Climate Change on Tall Fescue, Endophytes

May 28, 2016

Some types of fescue infected with common endophyte strains could become more toxic when temperatures increase.... Read More

Article

Research Prompts New Tall Fescue Sample Handling Procedures

May 26, 2016

The UKVDL's new sample handling procedures appear to allow for more accurate ergovaline testing results.... Read More

Article

BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

Article

Keep Horses Away From Creeping Indigo

April 20, 2016

What is creeping indigo and will it hurt my horse? ... Read More

Article

Jury Awards Millions for Polo Pony Deaths

April 18, 2016

In 2009, 21 polo ponies died after receiving an improperly compounded selenium, vitamin B, and potassium product.... Read More

Article

Study: Not All Maple Species Contain Hypoglycin A

April 16, 2016

Hypoglycin A is the toxin behind the potentially deadly muscular disease atypical myopathy.... Read More

Article

Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More

Article

Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

Article

Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

Article

The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

March 29, 2016

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. ... Read More

Article

California Horse Owners Seek Damages From Feed Maker

February 29, 2016

A group of owners allege that monensin-contaminated feed from Western Milling caused their horses to become ill or die.... Read More