Ranunculus repens, Creeping Buttercup
Perennial with fibrous roots Stems are stout, and smooth. Leaves are three-parted. Flowers are yellow and solitary with five petals.
Only during drought conditions, unpalatable.
Entire plant, toxin is in the juice.
Colic, diarrhea, blisters and/or ulcers in mouth, blood in urine, heavy breathing, weak pulse, twitching of eyelids, drooling, reddening of mucous membranes, diarrhea.
Contains an oily glycoside, ranunculin in it’s juices that irritates everything it comes into contact with. Death has been reported, but only when fed in quantities.
*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.