Prunus serotina, Black Cherry
Grows as both tree and shrub, leaves are ellipitical and alternate with leathery texture. Flowers are white and fragrant and hang in drooping clusters. Fruit is dark red to black.
High risk during autumn when leaves fall to the ground in pastures, or during times of drought when horses are forced to eat available forage.
Damaged or wilted leaves
Anxiety, difficulty breathing, lack of coordination, convulsions, collapse, sudden death
Can be fatal.
*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.