Plant poisoning and mycotoxins - an introduction

How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1 h 20
Online learning

What you will learn

When horses eat poisonous plants or feeds that are contaminated with mycotoxins, they can experience serious health problems, or even die as a result. Ingestion of poisonous plants is frequently associated with poor management and is often preventable. In this course you will learn about:

  • Why horses eat poisonous plants
  • How to recognise signs of poisoning
  • How to manage actual or suspected cases of poisoning
  • Different types of plant toxins
  • What mycotoxins are, where they occur and how to detect them

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden