Poisonous Plant Quiz
| That's right! Field Horsetail 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.