Additional Common Names: Red Maple, Scarlet Maple, Curled Maple, Soft Maple
Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Toxicity: Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Unknown
Clinical Signs: 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.
If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*
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