Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock : Western U.S.

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The first field guide to poisonous plants in the western U.S., designed by and for livestock owners to help protect against plant poisoning. Horses, llamas, cattle, goats, alpacas, sheep, and swine are addressed.

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Protect livestock from plant poisoning. Over 600 species of plants are known to be toxic to grazing animals, at least under some circumstances.

Plant poisoning can cause temporary and chronic pain and illness, abortions, birth defects, decreased productivity and death. The annual economic impact amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars. Experts agree that many occasions of plant poisoning can be avoided.

Organized by the most readily recognizable feature - leaf shape - Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock - Western U.S. provides key information to help livestock owners . . . * identify well over 100 western toxic plants; * know which animals - among cattle, goats, horses, llamas, sheep, alpacas, and swine - reportedly are susceptible to toxins in those plants; * consider animal, pasture, and range management strategies to minimize the chances of ingestion of toxic levels of hazardous plants; * respond effectively when poisoning has occurred.

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The author is a consultant and researcher with over 25 years of experience in a broad range of subject areas. She and her husband and business partner, Bill Walsh, now live in rural Utah in a high desert, agricultural area east of Salt Lake City. They also own and operate a commercial llama packing business, Rosebud Llamas Utah.

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