Trifolium hybridum, Alsike Clover
A short lived perennial with smooth stems. Leaves are three-leaved, flowers are pink / white.
High palatability and abundance make it a daily concern.
All green parts of the plant are toxic when dewy.
A) ‘Dew poisoning’ causes sensitivity to sunlight and ulcerations on affected areas in white skinned horses. Other symptoms include inflammation and/or ulcers in the mouth, colic, diarrhea, dramatic mood swings.
B) ‘Big Liver Disease’ jaundice of light skinned areas, loss of appetite, depression of central nervous system, lack of coordination, discolored urine and enlarged liver.
Not a commonly reported or serious problem.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.