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Warning: Toxic seeds are killing horses

Marie Thielsen took with her daughters to feed their icelandic horse Eyja Tuesday morning.

At. 17 got Marie, a violent call. The horse Eyja was sick, and she should come immediately.

Eyja shook and had a hard time standing on its legs. Her nose ran, and she peed bloody urine. A veterinarian gave the horse morphine without effect.

Eyja was run at the university hospital for Large Animals in Taastrup, where the horse shortly after had to be killed.

in Addition to the Eyja had two other horses from the same fold also be killed. The three horses were poisoned by a ahornplante they had eaten.

It is one of the many cases that now receive the Protection of Animals, to warn the country's horse owners against the hazardous plant.

- Horses are sensitive, and the wrong plants can have deadly consequences. Ahorntræer is toxic to horses, and therefore it is important that you make sure that there is not growing ahorntræer in the vicinity of the fold, says Yvonne Jones, veterinarian and dyreværnschef by the Protection of Animals, in a press release.

Ahornfrø is toxic and has in several cases proved fatal for horses. Photo: Gerth Hansen / Ritzau Scanpix

the Seeds from the maple spread with the wind, so even if ahorntræet stands several meters from the hestefolden, in the small helikopterformede seeds move far. When the horse ingests just a small amount of maple, it will quickly become very frail and few symptoms, reminiscent of colic and a few rigid movements.

More dyrehospitaler has also warned on several cases of the poisoning.

horse Owners should not be afraid to let their horses out in the paddock, but it is important that they shall ensure that the fold regularly and thoroughly. The horses have the benefit of free movement on the fold. Of other plants, one should be on the lookout for, are also engbrandbæger and yew, which are very toxic to horses. You must also be aware that if hay or wrap is turned on at a field with toxic plants, it can still make horses sick even in the dried state, says Yvonne Jones.

Other poisonous plants to the horse

There are also a number of other plants than maple, which is toxic to horses. Therefore remember to check the paddock regularly, then you can safely have your horse at grass in the summer. List count:


Source: Animal Protection

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