Plants poisonous or harmful to horses

Cover of book Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses

The book Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses in North Central US provides researched-based information on 18 plants or groups of plants that commonly cause poisoning.

This book includes many photographs to help you identify plants poisonous to horses.

Download Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses in North Central US (PDF) 

What you'll learn - table of contents

  • Black walnut
  • Chokecherry
  • Common cocklebur
  • Drought and frost concerns
  • Endophyte-infected tall fescue 
  • Feeding clover 
  • Field horsetail and brakenfern 
  • Hoary alyssum 
  • Maple 
  • Mouth blisters
  • Nitrate accumulators
  • Oak 
  • Poison hemlock and waterhemlock
  • Tall and smallflower buttercup
  • Weed seeds
  • White snakeroot
  • Wild parsnip
  • Plants that cause death 

Krishona Martinson, Extension equine specialist; Lynn Hovda, doctor of veterinary medicine and Mike Murphy, doctor of veterinary medicine

Reviewed in 2007

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