If you find they are not healing by week's end, then there may be a stubborn foxtail embedded or another issue that needs veterinarian attention. My horse love dandelions which turn his tongue black(ish). yes it is caused by cape weed. This time of three hundred and sixty 5 days they forage for nutrition and dig up the floor for roots and stuff which they relish ingesting. Dandelions is the only plant I know of that can turn a horses tongue black and only temporarily. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it's related to a horse for sale, regardless of who's selling it, it doesn't belong in the discussion forums. Is there a talent you have seen from a horse that deserves some mention? I was told once that its from eating the flat weed that grows everywhere. The inside of a horse's mouth and lips are generally pink, but can have black pigmentation, giving some areas near the front of the mouth a spotted appearance. Joined 7 September 2008 Messages 15,574. Then there are a few other tongue stories on the side. The disease is caused by a virus, which although rarely life threatening, can have significant financial impact on the horse industry. interior the sector most of the flowers are commencing up to die off. You will only read it on here and yes, it has to do with horses and their tongue talents. ...I have only seen one horse with stringhalt in my life. The disease in horses is more inconvenient, and certainly uncomfortable for the horse than deadly. This time of the year my paddocked horses get a black coloured tongue and teeth. How seriously a tongue wound affects a horse’s quality of life depends in part on its location. Checking out the parts. HorsesAreLife190 is offline Quote Quick Reply. Thread starter 3Beasties; Start date 7 May 2009; 7 May 2009 #1. Don't be surprised if you check the next day and the sores are halfway healed or more! Dandelions is the only plant I know of that can turn a horses tongue black and only temporarily. I was told once that its from eating the flat weed that grows everywhere. I've noticed over the last week or so that Charlie and Millie's (plus the other 2 that they graze with) tongues have gone black. They can appear at any life stage of your horse, but are most commonly seen at a younger age. A black tongue usually doesn’t require much treatment. 7 May 2009 #1. Horses are very resilient, especially with oral problems. Google Image Result for http://www.csu.edu.au/herbarium/HRT202/intro/leaf%20images/Hypochaeris%202%20copy_good2.jpg, http://www.google.com.au/imgres?img...&tbnw=130&prev=/images?q=flat+weed&hl=en&sa=G, http://www.westone.wa.gov.au/toolbox6/hort6/html/resources/visitor_centre/theatrette/images/cape.jpg, Google Image Result for http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/3148968851_a0ee05fc7f.jpg. In some scenes, if you watch carefully, you can see the shadow of Cass Ole's white facial and leg markings under his stage "make-up." possibly he has discovered some dandelion roots (it fairly is sweet for the liver) to consume. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. In "The Black Stallion," the horse is a solid black Arabian. JavaScript is disabled. horses get there color like how we get our skin color. Or round up kills it. The sap of it stains the tongue and mucous membranes. Has anyone's Horses tongue Turned Black?? In most cases, regularly brushing your tongue with a toothbrush should help to remove dead skin cells and stains within a few days. Whinnying and neighing sounds are elicited when horses meet or leave each other. I know that eating too much of the flat weed is not good for them but they never seem to overdo it as there is plenty of grass in there too, and Ive never seen them actually eat it. It frequently develops from birth or sometime during the course of life and tends to be permanent. Black Tongue. Warts in horses are caused by a horse specific papilloma virus; it is not something that can be transferred to humans. How did you get rid of yours? The middle ear includes the eardrum and a small, air-filled chamber that contains 3 tiny bones: the hammer, anvil, and stirrup. HGJ, Yes it would be Cape-Weed. A look inside the horse’s ear. Black – entirely black. It's really common where I live. A black discoloration of the tongue is rarely due to any disease. Description. Capeweed can actaully be quite poisonous. A Beswick figure of Cancara - The Black Horse, from the Connoisseur Horses Series, designed by Graham Tongue, designed as a rearing black horse raised on a naturalistic base and turned wooden plinth bearing plaque inscribed "Cancara The Black Horse, Beswick Centenary 1894- … A forum community dedicated to horse owners and enthusiasts. Sorry, can't help on the black tongue/teeth, Its from the capeweed (flatweed) - no cause to worrry - the risk is low of problems. No fences have been treated, adjacent paddocks were patch sprayed by hand but nowhere near the current paddocks and about two weeks ago so should be well washed in by now. However, sometimes there is a black discoloration of the tongue which may arise when the papillae become elongated giving the tongue a hairy feel. Category: Horse Veterinary. You are using an out of date browser. horses are born like that. This language — which sounds like a foreign tongue to the uninitiated — is what horse people use to describe the intricate details of the horse’s body. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Hi Shirali no they are not the same thing. Is cape weed and cape tulip the same thing? isnt the flat weed what dandelions grow out of??? Shiralee I`ve got a fair bit of cape tulip coming up in my paddocks. He's in the arena next to the pasture and they are on a dry lot. The plant contains quite high levels of nitrogen which can be toxic when they accumulate inside grazing animals, in this case horses. You have to get the bulb out as well. Stallions (adult male horses) perform loud roars as mating calls, and all horses will use snorts to alert others of potential danger. I'm curious to see if anyone knows since a google search turned up very little. There's some sort of plant/weed that the horses won't eat growing on the property, but only in a few places and it doesn't seem to interest them in the least. An orange tongue is usually little more than a reflection of what you've had to eat. Find the perfect horses tongue stock photo. Other stuff said it will only coat the top of the tongue. Horses --Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. This time of the year my paddocked horses get a black coloured tongue and teeth. Here are some of the main colors: Bay – light reddish-brown to dark brown with a black mane, tail, and lower legs. All of the horses are completely normal otherwise and I remember that this would happen in the spring sometimes in our area. Most injuries occur in the forward, mobile portion of the tongue. The top of the tongue can be stained brown or black from plant pigments and dirt. Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife and even humans. 14. Copyright © Stockyard Classifieds Pty Ltd - 2008 All Rights Reserved. JavaScript is disabled. It may not display this or other websites correctly. But in some cases, it can be a sign of an underlying condition. Some said it made the horses tongue, teeth and gums black. You must log in or register to reply here. They can appear anywhere on your horse’s body with the typical regions being their muzzle, lips, ears, and genital region. We have a new horse who didnt display a black tongue and is pasture boarded, but he's only been here for 4 days and still and outcast in the herd. We had a little bit of what we called cape tulip when we first got here, plant has orange flowers and is a tall plant its toxic to most grazing animals so we got rid of it all. There ARE olive trees within reach, however... Could it be that? Come join the discussion about breeding, grooming, reviews, health, behavior, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more! He only gets it when he is out in the pasture all day. I noticed on Monday that Sock had a black tongue, only on the top though. Do black wolves have a black tongue? It's really common where I live. Grey – black skin, but a mixed coat of white and black hairs. Nature made horses to be virtual running machines that can reach speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour. Perhaps vet advice is needed the the degree of worry about this weed. Horses are good at hearing the high-pitched squeaks or cracks associated with the stealthy approach of a predator. Horses use a range of different vocalisations to communicate. Local farmers here call it flat weed and Ive seen so many people call it dandelion but it really is quite different. No need to register, buy now! Looks like I will be yanking open the mouths of a lot of pasture ponies today. I remember hearing something about it being the result of eating a weed or something, but I don't remember what and am not sure if that would even be the case! The role in the movie was filled by a horse named Cass Ole, a black Arabian stallion with a white star on his face. It's probably the least worried about weed due to it's relatively small density but we've just been looking at it at uni as a pasture plant. Horses generally adapt well, even if a section is severed, because they can compensate and rely more on their lips and teeth to pick up feed. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease; in a suspect case, state and federal animal health authorities will be contacted by your veterinarian. If your horse is turned out with other horses that might be it. 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