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Rayless Goldenrod Toxicity
Rayless Goldenrod Poisoning, Goldenrod Poisoning
is toxic to horses if ingested.
Daily consumption of only 1-1.5% of an animal's body weight, for a week or more, usually will cause symptoms of toxicity or death. Poisonings occur most often in late fall through early spring.
Rapid and labored breathing
Constant dribbling of urine
- Clinical signs
- Make yourself aware of the weeds and plant species that can be invasive in pastures and/or poisonous to horses.
- Take periodic walks around pastures to check for the presence of potentially poisonous plants
- Check that hay does not contain dried up poisonous plants
- If you borrow or hire farm machinery ensure it is clean prior to arriving on your property, the same goes for lending of your own equipment.
- Quarantine new animals in a separate paddock the first 10 days to 2 weeks after arrival. Weed seeds can be passed through an animal's digestive tract.