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  • Are spruce trees toxic to horses?
  • Are nectarines poison for horses

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    01-11-2010, 10:09 PM
  #41
Foal
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Originally Posted by Gimme A Dream    
I watch carefully for the seaside groundsel as it contains a natural form of cyanide. That is my worst nightmare but it doesn't normally grow in hay fields. I keep my pastures inland as much as possible also.
When you get groundsel in your pasture do your horses avoid it? I am close to the coast but have not had an issue in my pasture and they leave it alone when we ride the beach.
     
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    02-05-2010, 08:35 PM
  #42
Foal
Hey guys,
I was wondering how you tell the differnce between Red maple and Sugar Maples? And are Pine trees toxic?
     
    02-07-2010, 01:00 AM
  #43
Foal
Common Groundsel - Toxic Plant

I just lost my 10 year old Paint show horse to Common Groundsel, it gave him liver disease and he didn't pull through. His mother now has liver disease also, but she is holding her own. No more alfalfa and we are giving her beet pulp which is suppose to be really good for her, she loves it!
     
    02-07-2010, 01:02 AM
  #44
Foal
According to my vet once a horse starts eating common groundsel they acquire a taste for it and will look for it to eat.
     
    04-07-2010, 09:15 PM
  #45
Foal
Someone said something about peaches, plums and cherries being poisonous. Would a nectarine be poisonous?-this is important!!! A little girl at my stable feeds her horse nectarines sometimes and I want to know if it is dangerous.
     
    04-07-2010, 09:57 PM
  #46
Trained
I'm not sure about nectarines. Call your vet and ask them..
     
    04-09-2010, 04:13 PM
  #47
Started
Not sure if already said! :
Rhododendron
Apple Trees,Plum Trees(everything but the fruit is toxic, the seeds, blossoms, etc ARE POISONS IN LARGISH QUANTITY'S!! . But the seeds arent poisonous unless broken open)
Foxglove
Tansy Ragwort
Buttercups ( IN LARGE SERVINGS!!NOT WHEN DRIED IN HAY)
Field Horsetail
Bracken Fern
Thistle
Monkshood
Oak ( the Acorns in large servings)
Privet (usually not eaten unless in bare paddock)
Leyland (not eaten unless in bare paddock)
Cypress (not eaten unless in bare paddock)
Yew
Laburnum
Autumn Crocus
Laurel
Hellebores
Delphinium
Nightshade
Hemlock
Hope this helps!! :)
     
    04-09-2010, 04:18 PM
  #48
Trained
I was told that horses can eat nectarines, but only in small amounts, same with peaches. Peaches can be bad for horses, but are toxic. Peach leaves are very toxic though !!
     
    04-09-2010, 04:22 PM
  #49
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Originally Posted by SquirrelQueen    
Hey guys,
I was wondering how you tell the differnce between Red maple and Sugar Maples? And are Pine trees toxic?
Here is some things about pine trees ( it sounds like a fungus that grows on them are toxic?)


Needlecast Diseases of Pine and Spruce

Sugar maples look like this:

http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/pubs/trees.htm

Here is a answer to you red maple and sugar maple im not sure if this helps! Maple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
     
    04-09-2010, 05:36 PM
  #50
Banned
Wait......... is it the tree seeds and stuff? Because if you give a horse an apple, they eat the whole thing, not around the seeds...
     

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