Additional Common Names:
Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple, Red Maple, Curled Maple, Acer Sanguineum, Soft Maple, Rufacer Rubrum
Wilted leaves are considered to be most toxic. Damage to red blood cells, resulting in decreased ability to carry oxygen to tissues; darkening of the membranes around the eyes/mouth,weakness, feed refusal, central nervous system depression, abdominal discomfort, laminitis, discolored urine, abortion in pregnant mares. Death can occur within 18 hours or as long as 7-10 days after ingestion. Most cases of poisoning are reported during midsummer through early winter.
Toxic to Horses