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1st Edition

The Ecology And Economic Impact Of Poisonous Plants On Livestock Production

ISBN 9780367306939
Published May 31, 2021 by CRC Press
428 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1988. Livestock poisoning by plants has been a problem to the livestock producers of the United States since our pioneer forefathers first grazed their herds of cattle and sheep on the vast rangelands and pastures of this country. It has long been recognized that poisonous plants are not only disruptive to the harvesting of the

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Economic Considerations of Poisonous Plants on Livestock -- The Economic Impact of Poisonous Plants on Land Values and Grazing Privileges -- Ecological Status of Poisonous Plants on Rangelands -- Ecology, Mangagement and Poisonous Properties Associated with Perennial Snakeweeds -- Economic Impacts of Perennial Snakeweed Infestations -- Cattle Abortion from Ponderosa Pine Needles: Ecological and Range Management Considerations -- Ponderosa Pine: Economic Impact -- Ecological Considerations of the Larkspurs -- Larkspur: Economic Considerations -- Ecology and Toxicology of Bitterweed (Hymenoxys odorata) -- Impact of Bitterweed on the Economics of Sheep Production in the Texas Edwards Plateau -- Astragalus and Related Genera—Ecological Considerations -- Locoweeds: Assessment of the Problem on Western U.S. Rangelands -- Ecology and Toxicology of Senecio Species with Special Reference to Senecio jacobaea and Senecio longilobus -- Toxicity Problems Associated with the Grazing of Oak in Intermountain and Southwestern U.S.A. -- The Hemlocks: Poison-hemlock (Conium maculatum) and Waterhemlock (Cicuta spp.) -- Rain Lily (Cooperia Pedunculata) Caused Photosensitization in Cattle and Deer in Texas -- Nitrate Intoxication of Ruminant Livestock -- Oxalate Poisoning -- Ecological Aspects of Selenosis on Rangelands -- Some Other Major Poisonous Plants of the Western United States -- Noxious Weeds That Are Poisonous -- The Importance of Diagnosing Poisoning from Plants -- Use of Plant Toxin Information in Management Decisions -- The Importance of Poisonous Plants as Forages in the Prairies and Southwest -- The Importance of Poisonous Plants as Forages in the Intermountain Region -- Management to Reduce Livestock Loss from Poisonous Plants -- Toward Understanding the Behavioral Responses of Livestock to Poisonous Plants

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