Walnut trees - do they make horses sick?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
We have some Amish folk nearby and someone was telling me that sawmills that use horses won't take walnut trees because it's bad for the horses. Has anybody heard of this? Thanks.
Bob & Laura Frohmader (WI) Buck Snort Resort
-- Bob & Laura Frohmader (email@example.com), January 12, 2002
Walnut sawdust can cause laminitis in horses, they can absorb the toxins present in walnut sawdust through their feet. Doesn't take much walnut sawdust either.
-- Annie Miller in SE OH (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2002.
Yup, black walnut in shavings/sawdust will cause laminitis (the old term is founder) through contact with the soles of the hoof in horses in a heartbeat.
Stacy in NY--->I love the name of your place.
-- Stacy (KincoraFarm@aol.com), January 12, 2002.
Cherry causes problems also.
-- Sheryl in ME (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.
But! The black stuff in the black walnut husks that will stain your fingers is a good natural remedy for athlete's foot!
Ever heard that one?
-- chuck in md (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2002.
Click the link for
Toxicity Of Walnut
-- ~Rogo (email@example.com), January 12, 2002.