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Are marigolds toxic to horses?

Extreme exposure to, along with consumption of this plant is generally fatal. Marsh marigold poisoning in horses, a member of the buttercup family, is toxic to horses and humans when any portion of the mature plant is ingested. The toxin is highly alkaloid in nature.

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Thereof, are marigolds safe for horses?

This plant can't be harmful to horses and must be something they would not likely want to eat. So far they have eaten petunias, day lilies, marigolds, etc.

One may also ask, what plants are bad for horses? Nine poisonous plants horses should avoid

  • Ragwort. While ragwort has a bitter taste and is rarely eaten by horses when it is growing, when it is wilted or dried it becomes more palatable.
  • Foxglove.
  • Deadly nightshade.
  • Buttercups.
  • Acorns.
  • Yew.
  • Privet.
  • Rhododendron.

In respect to this, what plants and trees are toxic to horses?

Plants Toxic to Horses

  • Alsike Clover.
  • White and Red Clover.
  • Tall Fescue.
  • Buttercup Species.
  • Pokeweed.
  • Nightshade Species.
  • Horsenettle.
  • Poison Hemlock.

Are marigolds poison?

Toxicity. Marigold flowers and leaves are considered safe to eat by humans and are commonly used as culinary herbs. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, pot marigolds are also not considered toxic to puppies when ingested or touched.

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