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Boxelder Toxicity and Horses (Updated)

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From: Tom Henesey
Alton, IL
Is any part of a boxelder tree toxic to the point of death to a human or an animal?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Updated (Feb-2013): Recent research has implicated boxelder (Acer negundo) seed toxicity to seasonal pasture myopathy (SPM) in horses.

University of Minnesota Equine Center:

In addition, here is an excellent publication on "Guide to Toxic Plants in Forages" from Purdue University:

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