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Toxin Topic: Slaframine Intoxication

The wet spring weather and abundant clover growth in Central Kentucky has made 2010 a bumper year for slaframine toxin, or “slobber toxin.”

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Toxin Topic: Red Maple Toxicosis

Red maple trees are beautiful trees that grow extensively throughout eastern North America. However, horse owners should be aware these trees can pose a serious risk to horses.

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Toxin Topic: Adverse Drug Effects

Therapeutic drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications, anesthetics, and antiparasitic drugs can dramatically improve the health and well-being of horses. However, many horse owners are unaware that virtually all drugs can cause unintended side effects, or adverse effects, that sometimes can be serious.

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Toxin Topic: Anticoagulant Rodenticides

Many horse owners do not realize that baits used to kill mice, rats, and small rodents are also poisonous to horses and other mammals.

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