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Tuesday - May 26, 2009

From: Louisville, KY
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Poisonous Plants
Title: Is Viburnum dentatum (Chicago Lustre) toxic to horses
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Are Chicago Lustre Viburnum -- Viburnum Dentatum -- toxic to horses?

ANSWER:

Neither Viburnum dentatum (southern arrowwood) nor its cultivar, Chicago Lustre, appear on any of the databases below that list toxic plants for horses or any of the general databases listing poisonous plants below:

10 Most Poisonous Plants for Horses from EquiSearch.com

Poisonous Plants from Trailblazer Magazine

Toxic Plants: Horses from the ASPCA

Horse Nutrition: Poisonous Plants from Ohio State University

Poisonous Plants of North Carolina

Cornell University Plants Poisonous to Livestock

Toxic Plants of Texas

University of Pennsylvania Poisonous Plants

 

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