Ragwort is toxic to horses and ingestion can result in fatal liver damage. Horses will eat cut ragwort as well as the living plant so correct disposal is essential. Common Ragwort is one of the plants covered under the Weeds Act 1959, Ragwort Control Act 2003 and the Code Of Practice on How to Prevent and Control the Spread of Ragwort 2006. All ragwort species are toxic to horses and should be removed and disposed of carefully wherever found. Cut ragwort should not be left where horses could have access to it, as it remains toxic after being cut. All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and protective gloves must be worn when handling ragwort. Effective disposal is a key factor in control. Cut and pulled flowering ragwort plants may still set seed, and ragwort has a 70% seed germination rate. All parts of the ragwort plant remain toxic and harmful to animals when treated or wilted. All ragwort species should be disposed of by incineration, controlled burning or landfill according to The Guidance on the Disposal Options for Common Ragwort, produced to supplement the Code of Practice and provide more detailed advice on disposal.
Other plants (e.g. yew and laburnum) are also extremely toxic to horses, therefore horses should not have access to these (or their clippings) at any time. Grass cuttings are not suitable for horses to eat and care should be taken that horses do not gain access to these (i.e. garden waste or cut fields).
Fences should be strong enough and of sufficient height to prevent horses from escaping (for example higher fences may be required for stallions) and designed, constructed and maintained to avoid the risk of injury with no sharp projections. Gateways should be designed to allow for the easy and safe passage of horses, and gates should be fastened securely to prevent injury and escape. In some situations gates may need to be padlocked. Barbed wire/ sheep wire should not be used in fields used by horses and where plain wire is used, measures should be taken to ensure it is sufficiently visible to the horse.
Electric fences should be designed, installed and maintained so that contact with them does not cause more than momentary discomfort to the horse; all power units should be correctly earthed. Horses contained by electric fencing need extra supervision until they become accustomed to it. Temporary internal sub-divisions created out of electrified tape and plastic posts provide an effective internal barrier, but these should not be used as the sole boundary fence.
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|Heavy duty Galvanized Horse stall
|Other key words
|horse stable /horse house/horse feeding house/indoor safety horse house
|Each panel Size (w*h)
4*2.2m,3.6m*2.2m,3m*2.2m ,other sizes on request
|40*40mm, or 50*50mm
|Hot dipped galvanized
|Easy connection, NO need of support post
|Horse safe, no sharp edges
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