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Re: [RC] Black Walnut -MORE THAN TOXIC - MtnRondi

We lived for almost 25 years on property that was loaded with Black Walnut trees. There never seemed to be a problem until one gelding ate a load of walnuts that fell from the tree above his corral and filled his corral. He was sick, the vet came out and tubed him, and he was fine in a few days. I had to always rake his corral during the season the walnuts dropped. However, I had an older mare who I am sure foundered as a result of those trees. She only had an oak tree in her corral and after several years in that corral I put her into a larger one on the side of a hill that had a lot of black walnut trees. Other horses had lived in that pen for years without any problems. But one winter/spring was very wet and she stood in a lot of wet black walnut leaves and foundered.
So. Calif.