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Mistle Toe or acorns cause of Abortion 9 months along??

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Brassfield Ranch
Neonate
Username: Cutnoak

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a mare this year at nine months along abort a filly at nine months along. She has had her phnuemobort at 5,7 & nine. I searched the pasture and found that the one acorn tree and all of its mistle toe was eaten to a shred. Has anyone ever heard of either acorns or mistle toe causing such a late term abortion?
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 857
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, you must be devistated. How is your mare doing? Is she feeling alright?

I checked on the internet and both are toxic to horses. It says they will usually stay away from toxic plants because of the taste, unless there isn't anything else to forage.

I'm am so sad by your loss, it just makes me sick to think about it.

Marilyn
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 631
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think mistletoe is poisonous, I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I heard that. Anyone else?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 632
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn, we were posting at the same time :-) So yeah, mistletoe is toxic. :-( I'm very sorry.
 

Kay B. Jones, Topi due 3/1
Yearling
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 86
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about the acorns, all my horses eat those. Then what about the red berries on Yaupon. Yikes. We have those ALL over the property.
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 324
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 05:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Have you asked your vet about it? Here is a link to all kinds of toxic plants hope it helps.http://www.aragriculture.org/horticulture/ornamentals/toxic_plants.htm I had a dog last year that died, we ( the vet and I believe) was due to eating cherry leaves. They are the most toxic after the first frost. The seeds are poisonous too. Needless to say we cut down that cherry tree
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 284
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mistletoe will cause abortion if they eat enough. Our horses will eat it readily. Acorns can cause a problem if they eat a lot. Some horses will become "addicted" to them and will forgo their regular food. We have one mare like that and she is in a pasture without oak trees for the fall and winter. I know acorns in large amounts can cause problems, but I haven't heard specifically about abortions.

I am SO sorry for your loss. Very heartbreaking.
 

Brassfield Ranch
Neonate
Username: Cutnoak

Post Number: 5
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks- I guess we need to chop all the oak trees down just to be safe.



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