Marshmallow Weed Information for Horse Owners

Marshmallow is an invasive weed of pastures which has caused poisoning in horses, sheep and cattle. Signs of small flowered mallow poisoning include; profuse sweating, rapid breathing, incoordination and muscle tremors, some horses also develop diarrhoea. Most animals should recover if well rested, however, it is important to remove Marshmallow from paddocks to reduce the risk of poisoning which in some cases can be severe.