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October 15, 2022
Oak, acorns and oak leaves contain tannins which are toxic to horses and ponies. Acorn and sycamore seed poisoning can be fatal for horses and ponies.
Autumn has arrived bringing with it two seasonal poison hazards for horses and ponies – sycamore seeds or ‘helicopters’, and acorns. Atypical myopathy (sycamore poisoning or seasonal pasture myopathy) is a disease caused by the ingestion of sycamore seeds, seedlings or leaves and is often fatal in horses and ponies. Acorn poisoning requires urgent veterinary...
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