POP QUIZ AN­SWER

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e. Any of these could be a sign that a horse has in­gested a toxic plant. Dark mu­cous mem­branes are a com­mon in­di­ca­tor of red maple poi­son­ing, while lo­coweed tox­i­c­ity can lead to a dis­tinct high-step­ping gait. Inges­tion of many types of toxic plants can cause di­ar­rhea and/or er­ratic heart rates. As a gen­eral rule, your vet­eri­nar­ian will con­sider plant tox­i­c­ity when­ever a horse sud­denly de­vel­ops un­usual and/or dra­matic signs of ill­ness.

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