EQUUS Chart: Common Poisonous Weeds and Wildflowers

Check out this list of common pasture invaders that may be dangerous to your horse's health.
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Check out this list of common pasture invaders that may be dangerous to your horse's health.

When it comes to grazing, horses tend to select the tastiest forage available. But that doesn't mean that horses won't try to nibble the less palatable variety of weeds and flowers that might be growing in a field or pasture--and some of these can be harmful to a horse's health.

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Some weed and flower species cause problems only rarely because horses are unlikely to consume enough to do real harm or the plants aren't widespread and horses aren't likely to encounter them. Nevertheless, it's good to be aware of the poisonous potential of the weeds and wildflowers in our chart.

Guide to Common Poisonous Weeds & Wildflowers

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