Shrubs or trees with smooth bark. Leaves are glossy and alternate. Flowers grow in clusters and are fragrant. Fruit is fleshy and red to black with an enclosed pit.
Only in animals grazing in proximity to cherry trees. (Horses should be kept from trees, period).
Wilted leaves are highly toxic.
Excitability, tremors, drooling, convulsions, death.
Contains cyanide which halts cellular respiration. 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.