Poisonous Plant Quiz
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Horsetail. It is found in poorly drained soils, as well as low,
sandy or gravel soils with good drainage. It can severely suppress
field crops and other plants. It is especially poisonous in
young horses. Hay containing this weed may be more poisonous
than fresh plants in the field. Symptoms are slow to develop.
- loss of appetitie
- staggering gait
There is no known anti-dote. Toxic substance is thiaminase plus
an unknown factor which wipes out Vitamin B.
A veterinarian should be consulted immediately for supportive treatment
to reduce the damage caused by ingestion of poisonous plants.