Poisoning & Toxicity


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Blister Beetle Basics

June 08, 2015

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


Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

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


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


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


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


Is My Horse's Feed Safe?

April 01, 2015

Learn what steps you can take to help ensure your horse's feed is safe for him to consume.... Read More


Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Ionophore Poisoning

March 20, 2015

Horse feed contaminated with even a tiny amount of an ionophore antibiotic can result in long-term problems or death.... Read More


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

March 09, 2015

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


Nutrition-Related Problems: Alsike Clover Poisoning

March 06, 2015

Alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum) has been linked to two different health problems in horses.... Read More


Possible Answer to Horse's Death Found in Hay

January 11, 2015

Industry professionals believe awns in rye straw, lip ulcers, and infection could be behind the horse's sudden death.... Read More


State of Florida Fines Contaminated Horse Feed Manufacturer

January 09, 2015

Florida agricultural officials fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 for the contaminated feed on Jan. 6.... Read More


ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

January 08, 2015

A farm owner says three horses died and another was sickened after consuming contaminated feed produced by ADM.... Read More


Settlement Reached in Florida Horse Deaths

December 29, 2014

Owners of horses that ingested recalled feed have reached a settlement with Lakeland Animal Nutrition Inc.... Read More


Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More