Poisoning & Toxicity

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Fescue Toxicosis

February 05, 2016

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Help! My Horse Ate Chicken Feed: What Should I Do?

January 18, 2016

Here's how to react if your horse consumes feed designed for another animal.... Read More

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Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

January 02, 2016

Don't get caught unaware. Ingesting just a handful of these beetles could kill your horse within 72 hours.... Read More

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Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More

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Are Christmas Decorations Poisonous to Horses?

December 14, 2015

Find out what might happen if your horse eats that wreath hanging on his stall door.... Read More

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Barn Owner Seeks Settlement Over Allegedly Tainted Feed

December 06, 2015

The barn operator alleges that 13 of her horses died after consuming monensin-tainted horse feed.... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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First Cases of SPM of the Year Confirmed in U.K.

October 22, 2015

Vets are warning horse owners to take extra precautions as autumn winds could blow toxic sycamore seeds into pastures.... Read More

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Manufacturer Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

September 27, 2015

Western Milling voluntarily recalled horse feed that could be contaminated with monensin, which is toxic to horses.... Read More

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N.C. Officials Identify Blister-Beetle-Contaminated Alfalfa

September 21, 2015

Testing confirmed cantharidin in a single load of hay. The contamination has been linked to the deaths of six horses.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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N.C. Officials Stop Sale of Potentially Contaminated Alfalfa

September 15, 2015

Five horses that ate the alfalfa hay, which contained blister beetles, have died.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More

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Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Is It Okay for Horses to Graze on a Lawn?

April 27, 2015

Equine nutrition and hay experts address the benefits and drawbacks of allowing horses to graze on lawns.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Moldy Corn Poisoning

April 27, 2015

Moldy corn poisoning is the most common mycotoxin-related syndrome in horses. Here's what you should remember.... Read More