Because of the cold spring, lots of things are blooming a little later this year, like the buttercup. This year seems to be a bumper year for them!
And although the buttercup is a pretty little wildflower and brightens up our landscape, it should maybe come with a 'health warning'...
The ISPCA notified us this week of a case of "Buttercup Burn" on one of their horses.
It turns out that there is an irritant in the sap of the buttercup which can affect horses with pink or white noses, or white markings.
So to find out more, Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden paid a visit to the affected horse at the ISPCA headquarters in Longford and met Equine Supervisor Cathy Griffin…
Beth, the Buttercup Burn-afflicted horse
If you are interested in fostering or adopting a horse you can contact the ISPCA - their website is www.ispca.ie.
And if you think your horse is suffering from Buttercup Burn, you should take it out of the affected field and contact your vet for advice.