SYCAMORE POISONING

April 11, 2017 (0:00AM)

http://www.bhs.org.uk/welfare-and-care/recent-research/07-march-atypical-myopathy

We have been affected by Sycamore Poisoining with ponies who are on temporary grazing.  Please read the full details on the link above.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR FIELDS FOR THE SYCAMORE SEEDLINGS - THEY SEEM TO BE FLOURISHING REALLY WELL THIS YEAR AND PONIES ARE EATING THEM.  ********** THEY ARE HIGHLY TOXIC ************  THE TOXINS CAN EFFECT THE BODY WITHIN 6 TO 12 HOURS CAUSING PAIN, IRREGULAR BREATHING AND LACK OF MUSCLE CO-ORDINATION.

VETERINARY ASSISTANCE IS ESSENTIAL, DON'T DELAY CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUSPECT SYCAMORE POISONING - THE MORTALITY RATE IS 75% - 90%.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO TELL ANYONE WHO HAS EQUINES TO BE EXTRA VIGILANT.