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- Published: Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers, livestock owners and gardeners across the state report that blister beetles are appearing in large numbers this summer, says Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist. Blister beetles produce a toxin ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – While 2023 might seem a long way off, it’s not too early for livestock producers think about how recent Food and Drug Administration guidance might affect their operations, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Craig ...
- Published: Friday, June 11, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri livestock and forage specialists are reporting ergot infestations that can cause major losses in livestock, said MU Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.Ergot can cause severe illness and death in ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Poison hemlock, a poisonous plant that can cause death in livestock, is especially toxic in spring, says Gatlin Bunton, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy.It can also cause birth defects in the offspring ...
Publication date: July 18, 2022
In Missouri, blister beetles are an infrequent pest of alfalfa. When present in sufficient numbers, however, the consequences can be serious. These insects cause only limited plant damage to alfalfa and soybeans.But when ingested by livestock, ...
Publication date: Feb. 17, 2009
Every time people use horses, they exercise psychology, because their strength is no match to that of horses. If we don't use superior psychology, we may find horses using us to achieve objectives that are not consistent with the intended goal. ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2003
Most people who own or breed horses are familiar with the cannon bone of the horse limb. On each side of the cannon bone is a small bone known as the splint bone. The small splint bones are thin and taper to become a small knob about two-thirds of ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2002
It is difficult to over-emphasize underpinning (feet and legs) when appraising the worth of a horse. Except for breeding stock, horses are useful only when in motion. In a very real sense, the horse is an athlete. Any physical handicap that causes it ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2001
Several species of plants poisonous to livestock are distributed throughout Missouri, and many of them are commonly found in native or improved pastures. This guide describes some of the more common species that are toxic to various livestock. For ...
Publication date: June 1, 2000
Navicular disease often begins as an inflammation of the bursa between the deep digital flexor tendon and the navicular bone of the foot (Figure 1). Figure 1Navicular disease, which begins with inflammation of the bursa between the navicular bone and ...
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