Nerium oleander, Rose Laurel
Evergreen shrub / tree, with thick, leathery leaves. Flowers grow in clusters and can be white, pink or red.
Very high, oleander is widely used in ornamental planting and an ounce of leaves can kill a full grown horse.
All parts of the plant.
Occur several hours after ingestion, colic, profuse sweating, bloody diarrhea, difficulty breathing, heart arrhythmia, sweating, lack of coordination, tremors, death from heart failure.
Contains toxins called oleandrin and neriin which disrupt normal heart function. 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.