Corn Toxin Can Kill Horses

At least two horses in the panhandle have died from a deadly toxin found in corn. 

According to the state veterinary laboratory, the toxin is found in every corn field, but only materializes under ideal conditions.

Dr. John Haliburton, head of diagnostic toxicology for the vet lab, said fumonisin has been found in a random sample of corn by the Texas State Chemist Office at Texas A&M University in College Station, and in two samples he tested in Amarillo. 

Horses and pigs are sensitive to this form of mold called fumonisin but veterinarians say cattle are not affected. 

Anyone who is feeding corn is urged to have it tested, you can contact Dr. John Haliburton at 806.353-7478 or email: