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PatBeaty
Jun 1, 2018 8:56 PM CST
are these poisonous for horses?
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Jun 1, 2018 8:58 PM CST

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sooby
Jun 2, 2018 8:24 AM CST
Dwarf red-leaf plum could be Prunus cerasifera or Prunus cistena, I would think. Regardless Prunus are toxic to horses so to be safe I would assume yes unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Edited to add article on Prunus poisoning in horses:
http://www.equineguelph.ca/pdf...

This one explains a bit more about why horses are less affected than ruminants:
https://csuvth.colostate.edu/p...
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Calif_Sue
Jun 2, 2018 8:28 AM CST

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Ahh, I thought it was a description and not an actual type of shrub.
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