To Our Equine Enthusiast Family,
While all of us continue to #StayHome to prevent the spread of the virus, we hope that everyone is staying safe, staying well, and staying engaged. This week’s feel good story coming out of Rutgers is how “Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline” to answer calls. Take a look at how #RCommunity is making a difference!
This week we will explore poisonous plants and weeds. We have been receiving some questions regarding buttercups and other poisonous plants popping up in people’s pastures and thought that a refresher on what to be on the lookout for would be helpful.
For this week’s theme, we will focus on Poisonous Plants & Weeds:
Fact Sheets: Odd Things that Horses Eat, Poisonous Weeds in Horse Pastures
Timely Topic: Are There Dangerous Weeds In Your Pasture Or Hay?
2012 Press Release: Yellow Flowers in the Pasture: Safe or Dangerous?
Webinar from Colorado State University Extension: Poisonous Plants and Horses
For the Kids: Pruning Out Poisonous Plants!, Nelson Investigates: Milkweed
As always, our equine experts are available to help. For any poisonous plants or weed questions , or questions in general, please feel free to visit our Ask The Expert Portal. Here you can submit a question at the bottom of the page, and one of our Experts will respond directly to you.
We hope that our last installment has kept you busy, and know that you enjoy this one! We look forward to seeing you back on our website next week!
The Equine Science Center