How’d you do?
Give yourself one point for every correct answer and tally the results.
0 to 4 points: Time to brush up on your poisonous plant knowledge. Check out some previous EQUUS articles, including “10 Most Dangerous Plants for Horses” (EQUUS 320) and “Toxic Trees: Keep Your Horses Safe at Pasture” (EQUUS 282), and consult with university and extension agent resources.
5 to 8 points: You’ve got some basic plant knowledge but could use a refresher. Go back to the questions you missed and read up on the plants mentioned.
9 to 10 points: Congratulations! You know your way around the pasture when it comes to toxic plants. But don’t rest on your laurels. Apply your knowledge with regular walks around your pastures and paddocks to make sure no unwelcome plants have taken root.