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Toxins and Poisonous Diseases In Horses

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*An Introduction To Toxins And Poisonous Diseases Of Horses

Materials that affect normal biochemical processes in the body are called either a toxin (plant or animal origin such as venom or a bacteria) or a poison (any substance that causes illness, teratogenic birth defects or death). Each topic addresses one of these. Thankfully there are few substances that overtly affect our domesticated horses but when they do, the results are usually fatal. These include animals (snake bites), bacteria (tetanus) and plants (yew, red maple, black wall nut shavings). Some can be transient such as the seasonal clover drools. Some can cause abortion of the fetus such as ergot mold. Some cause death.

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Clover Hypersalivation (drools)

In some parts of the United States and usually in August, horses can become sensitive to a fungus growing on clover that makes them excessively drool.

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Maple Leaf Toxicity

The wilted red maple leaf (not the falling leaf in autumn) can destroy the kidneys of horses leading to renal failure and death.

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Tetanus

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Posts

The End Of A Year – Tetanus In A Horse

Winter in upstate New York can be long, cold, and endless. The call came early on the last day of the year. A Trotting-bred owner called me saying his two week old foal wasn’t right. The Trotting-bred is a pony breed that race like Standardbreds with trotters and...

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Podcasts

Molds, Mycotoxins And Soaking Horse Hay – Podcast #031

Reducing the extra body fat on our horses is the best, if not the only, way to improve and eliminate metabolic syndrome. But is there a cost to their health in the increased production of molds with mycotoxins when doing this? I attended a symposium put on by the...

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*An Introduction To Toxins And Poisonous Diseases Of Horses

Materials that affect normal biochemical processes in the body are called either a toxin (plant or animal origin such as venom or a bacteria) or a poison (any substance that causes illness, teratogenic birth defects or death). Each topic addresses one of these. Thankfully there are few substances that overtly affect our domesticated horses but when they do, the results are usually fatal. These include animals (snake bites), bacteria (tetanus) and plants (yew, red maple, black wall nut shavings). Some can be transient such as the seasonal clover drools. Some can cause abortion of the fetus such as ergot mold. Some cause death.

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Clover Hypersalivation (drools)

In some parts of the United States and usually in August, horses can become sensitive to a fungus growing on clover that makes them excessively drool.

read more

Maple Leaf Toxicity

The wilted red maple leaf (not the falling leaf in autumn) can destroy the kidneys of horses leading to renal failure and death.

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Tetanus

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