I had no idea that avocados were poisonous to horses.
Just this weekend, a horse nearby passed after ingesting avocado leaves.
Avocados – all parts… leaves, bark, branches, roots, shoots, pits and fruit are poisonous to most livestock and dogs.
I live in California, so this is good to know…
But, even if you don’t live in an avocado area, most of us (sometimes) feed our horses what we might be eating that they are sniffing.
I mean, c’mon… some of us (me) have been known to give-in to those huge, pleading eyes by breaking off a bit of whatever yummy thing we were eating … happily allowing our horses to snorffel up whatever we give them.
Well, I could just see myself eating chips and guac and not thinking a thing about handing over a loaded chip to my horse. It never would have occurred to me not to – except for the fact that I wouldn’t give my horses chips.
Avocados are good for humans… but NOT for animals.
So, just remember, avocados are NOT OK. Not anything about avocados are good for most any livestock.
Don’t pasture your horses where they have access to avocado trees, either. The bark, branches, leaves, buds and fruit are all very bad.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
Here is a blog post from a gal whose horse was poisoned and survived. You can read her blog here.
BE AVOCADO SAFE!
HUMANS GOOD. HORSES, NOT GOOD!
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