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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Corral Trees

My horses have been eating the leaves of the Corral tree that is near their paddock, I presume they know what they are doing? I read up that it has an anti-rheumatism effect and is good for circulation (for humans) - could it be the same for horses? Its quite fascinating as my horse has a stifle injury and she had been eating the leaves a day or two before she became lame, and a day later, after consuming the leaves, the lameness had improved.

Re: Corral Trees

Hi Christine,

I'm not familiar with a "Corral tree." Perhaps it is called something different in the states. There's a tree called a "White Willow" that has the properties you describe. Its bark and leaves contain salicylates, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Colorado