Poisoning & Toxicity

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

Veterinarians insert tubes into bite victims' nostrils to maintain air flow, as Dr. Barbara T. Page did for this patient.

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Rattlesnake Bite Recourse in Horses

August 29, 2017

One veterinarian describes how she handles these dangerous bites in horses. ... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

June 10, 2017

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

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Cardiotoxins in Horses

May 28, 2017

Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses.... Read More

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Cargill Investigates California Horse Deaths

May 18, 2017

Two horses at the same farm that consumed Nutrena SafeChoice Senior died three days apart.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Manufacturer Fined in Contaminated Horse Feed Case

May 10, 2017

Western Milling will pay more than $500,000 in fines in connection with its manufacture of monensin-contaminated feed.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

January 08, 2017

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and eliminating harmful species.... Read More

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UK to Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

December 21, 2016

The workshop will take place March 9, 2017, at UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Spindletop Research Farm.... Read More

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Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

November 24, 2016

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

September 29, 2016

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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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

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Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 19, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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