BLACK LOCUST, ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA, POISONING IN HORSES
 
Description    Ingestion of young sprouts, bark, or pruned and fallen branches of black locust (ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA) has been associated with clinical signs of toxicity in horses.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Abnormal pupillary response to light, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Ataxia, Blindness, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Cold skin, Colic, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Decreased borborygmi, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Forefoot pain, Forelimb lameness, Forelimb pain, Generalized lameness or stiffness, Generalized weakness, Head pressing, Heat, nail, claw, hoof, Hindfoot pain, Hindlimb lameness, Hindlimb pain, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Mydriasis, Paraparesis, Propulsion, Tetraparesis, Weak pulse
 
References   Caloni F. Plants poisonous to horses in Europe. Equine Vet Educ 2015;27:269 [Web Reference]
Cortinovis C. Epidemiology of intoxication of domestic animals by plants in Europe. Vet J 2013;197:163 [Web Reference]
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