Privet Ligustrum poisonous to horses

Most cases of privet poisoning involve horses eating garden hedges or hedge clippings, it is therefore important to fence off any privet hedges and prevent access to hedge clippings.
The most common symptom is gastrointestinal upset, but may also cause in-coordination, including staggering, loss of power in the hind limbs and even paralysis,  increased heart rate, congested mucous membrane and dilated pupils.
Although rare there are reported cases of fatalities due to privet poisoning.