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Oxalate Poisoning in Horses

April 25, 2020

Oxalates are strong acidic compounds found in many types of plants, which can potentially cause acute or chronic poisoning in horses. If horses consume grasses or weeds with high amounts of oxalic acid it can adversely affect their calcium and phosphorus ratio (Ca:P) by reducing the body's absorption of calcium.