Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

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Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

Postby slick4591 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:39 pm

Not a horse guy, but....Article here.
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Re: Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:43 pm

I didn't know that.
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Re: Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

Postby M.Magis » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:01 pm

Not a real informative article, it doesn’t explain what makes them poisonous. Are they only a problem for horses? I know I’ve watched deer eat them by the mouthful.
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Re: Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

Postby greybeard » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:11 pm

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Re: Red Maple Leaves Are Dangerous For Your Horses!

Postby Lucky_P » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 am

Have seen a couple of cases of Red Maple toxicosis in horses through the years... in my experience, it's almost always been when someone(or their neighbors) has been 'pruning' the trees in their yard and pitches the limbs over the fence. It's a bad deal.
See similar disastrous results with folks pitching Japanese yew trimmings over the fence to give the cows a 'treat'... end result... a bunch of dead cows.
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