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Plant poisonings

Plants in northern Australia

that can be toxic for livestock

– cases and principles

What plant is this? (6)

What plant is this? (6)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
What plant is this? (5)

What plant is this? (5)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
Annual ryegrass toxicity in yarded bulls

Annual ryegrass toxicity in yarded bulls

15 of 40 bulls die within days of showing respiratory and nervous signs.
What plant is this? (4)

What plant is this? (4)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
Yellow-wood poisoning of heifers

Yellow-wood poisoning of heifers

19 heifers in a mob of 350 die in a five-day period.
What plant is this? (3)

What plant is this? (3)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
What plant is this? (2)

What plant is this? (2)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
Acute oxalate poisoning of merino ewes

Acute oxalate poisoning of merino ewes

An investigation into the recumbency and death of 80+ ewes.
Bovine hypertensive syndrome in mature cows

Bovine hypertensive syndrome in mature cows

An investigation of multiple cow mortalities after entry to a station feedlot.
2021 Masterclass on plant poisonings

2021 Masterclass on plant poisonings

Presentations from the 2021 NABS Online Masterclass on the poisonous plants relevant to livestock in northern Australia.
Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens

Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens

Guides to collecting and preserving plant specimens and contact details for services to northern Australia.
Plant identification experts

Plant identification experts

Where to send plant specimens - botanists and their locations.
Jaagsiekte: chronic weight loss/ respiratory syndrome of horses

Jaagsiekte: chronic weight loss/ respiratory syndrome of horses

An investigation of weight loss and deaths of horses with progressive lung pathology.
Sudden death of six heifers due to a hepatotoxin

Sudden death of six heifers due to a hepatotoxin

An investigation into the sudden of six heifers within 8 days.
What plant is this? (1)

What plant is this? (1)

Top marks if you know when it is likely to occur and how it affects livestock.
Lantana poisoning in yearling heifers

Lantana poisoning in yearling heifers

An investigation of buccal erosions and skin lesions in heifers from multiple sources.
Nitrate-nitrite poisoning in mature bulls

Nitrate-nitrite poisoning in mature bulls

Investigation of the overnight death of 15 (of 40) bulls held in a yard.
Obstructive urolithiasis in steers

Obstructive urolithiasis in steers

Investigation of ill health in young Brahman steers where affected animals became reluctant to move and ultimately die.
Ill-thrift in horses due to suspect plant toxicity

Ill-thrift in horses due to suspect plant toxicity

Investigation of 12 dull and lethargic horses in a herd of 30.
Suspect Chillagoe disease in horses

Suspect Chillagoe disease in horses

Post mortem of a sick stockhorse following deaths of others found at muster.
Suspect plant poisoning of breeders held in laneway

Suspect plant poisoning of breeders held in laneway

Investigation of suspect plant poisoning of breeder cows after being yarded overnight.
Zamia staggers in heifers and weaners

Zamia staggers in heifers and weaners

Investigation of irreversible hindleg ataxia in young animals.