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Red Maple

Red Maple
Additional Common Names: Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple, Curled Maple, Soft Maple
Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Family: Aceraceae
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 your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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