Horses and Black Walnut SMOKE

Asked January 15, 2020, 9:58 PM EST

Is smoke from burning black walnut wood toxic to horses? I know shavings can cause laminitis, but is smoke from burning black walnut firewood hazardous to horses? My horses walk-in stalls and paddocks are about 60 feet south from a wood stove stack for a shop that burns 24/7 in fall/winter/spring. We burn a mix of woods, so black walnut is only a portion. And luckily the weather has been crazy so the wind hasn’t been from the north continuously. I want to be sure it won’t cause issues for them.7

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Your horses will not be affected by the black walnut smoke per say. However, inhaling smoke on a continual basis is not advisable for any species.