Are autumn blaze maples toxic to horses?

The only species of maple that has been shown to be toxic to horses in the eastern states is the red maple (Acer rubrum). “Autumn Blaze” is a hybrid between red maple (Acer rubrum) and the silver maple (Acer saccharinum). When eaten by horses, the wilted leaves of the red maple can lead to a severe and possibly fatal anemia. Since Autumn Blaze is a hybrid of the red maple, it is possible, although undocumented, that it may be toxic …

What are the pros and cons of feeding Kleingrass/hay to horses?

Kleingrass is excellent forage for cattle, but in horses, liver damage can occur with long duration consumption. Grazing pure stands of Kleingrass hay or pasture can provide toxic levels leading to liver damage. Mixing Kleingrass with other hays and/or pasture species dilutes the toxicity levels that lead to liver damage. For additional information, go to http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_paco2.pdf.…