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Entries from June 2010

Common Poisonous Plants

June 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

COMMON POISONOUS PLANTS BY: Roger High, OSU Extension Sheep Specialist and Director, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) While most plants are beneficial, some are hazardous to animals and human life.  Ohio has about 100 toxic plants and some of these are responsible for deaths of domestic livestock every year.  The number of cases of toxicosis […]

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Tags: Health

Use FAMACHA Correctly

June 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

CORRECT FAMACHA USE Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County and Buckeye Hills EERA A number of sheep and goat owners have been trained across Ohio in the use of the FAMACHA system, yet problems with internal parasites, in particular, with Haemonchus contortus continue.  This is to be expected.  The FAMACHA system utilizes an eyelid scorecard […]

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Tags: Parasites