Tuesday, September 02, 2014

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA
Aug 18, 2014

There’s no equine-specific poison control center. But if there were, what would the statistics show?

Swiss researchers recently looked into the details of reported toxicity in Swiss horses, ponies, and donkeys from 2012 to see how the figures added up and what the poisons were.

Myriam Corpataux, BSc, under the supervision of Claudia Graubner, DrVetMed, both of the Haute Ecole of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences in Zollikofen presented their findings at the 2014 Swiss Equine Research Day held April 10 in Avenches.

Nearly half (44%) of all equine toxicities were due to the ingestion of poisonous plants...

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