Posted : 3/1/2010 10:11:12 PM
you both have me curious now about deer and horses eating apples (my ponies honestly prefer carrots lol such snobs, especially the filly. she'll play with it but wont eat it!)
but i did a quick search and found this article(read comments too, not just article)
basically you're in more danger if you actually chew them up. but swallowed whole, you'll ingest the smallest amount of poison,but children and pets are usually the ones to suffer the most - but again, its a quantity thing.
i'm still looking for the deer/horse thing... all i can figure is it would probably take five pound sack of apple seeds to kill a horse(i'm GUESSING!) because horses are rather large.... and deer... just going by what i know about goats, and the two have similar biology, they eat a lot of things good or bad and survive. i found out last year that you should never allow a goat to eat pig feed because of the certain minerals in it are toxic.. but...... our goats were always sneaking into the pig pen and sharing the pig's dinner! we dont have a pig anymore and i found out long after the pig was gone.. and the person who gave me that info was surprised the goats never got sick.