Mesquite Tree Beans Toxic?

My horse recently had a horrible colic episode due to mesquite tree beans. Every summer these trees produce large bean pods, which evidently taste like candy to horses. According to my vet, they also slow down gut motility--hence the colic. I have lived in Texas with horses and mesquite trees all of my life, and I have never before heard of a horse getting sick from eating the beans. Sinc

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