Plant poisoning and pasture management- a serious matter for the horse owner in Australia

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Abstract

Introduction to plant poisoning Plant poisoning in Australian pastures is important to all livestock producers, including horse owners and managers. Nationally, about 1000 plants in Australia are known to be toxic to horses and their owners. Poisoning of all livestock in Australia is estimated to cost over $150 million annually in losses. About half of the plants causing toxicity are native to Australia, and are usually encountered by livestock grazing native pastures. The other 50% causing toxicity are plants that were introduced to Australia in the past 150 years,and are typically used as crops, ornamentals or garden plants, or are weedy escapes which have recently invaded the Australian landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalNational Appaloosa Journal
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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