Circular Volume 38-67

Circular Volume 38-67

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...affected.---Sheep mainly, but occasionally horses and cattle, are poisoned by eating the seeds and seed pods of the various species of lupine that are practically universal in Montana. Many cases have been observed where more than half a band of sheep have died in a few hours after grazing through a patch of lupines when the seeds were still in the pods. Owing to the fact that many stockmen feed lupine hay with no bad results, they believe this plant to be harmless. This is because the seeds usually fall out before the lupines are cut or are so ripe that in handling the hay the pods are shattered and the seeds drop out. Lupine hay cut early with the seeds still in the pods will be found poisonous to all stock. Symptoms of poisoning.--The most noticeable symptom of lupine poisoning is great frenzy. Sheep rush about in all directions as if crazy, running blindly into fences and other objects. The movements become more violent, the animal falling and struggling upon the ground, and dying in convulsions in from one to three hours from the time the first symptoms are observed. Sheep will frequently bloat badly upon lupines, but this is not necessarily an indication of poisoning. The bloating is apparently from eating too much and will occur, under similar conditions, with alfalfa, clover, or other leguminous plants. Treatment for bloating from lupines is the same as in any other case of bloat. It is believed that many horses suffer from lupine poisoning in a chronic form, the condition being known as lupinosis, in which gradual emaciation, weakness, lack of endurance, and finally death. are the chief symptoms. Such a condition has been produced experimentally by feeding seeds and pods of the lupine to horses. VVhether or not horses are so...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980247
  • 9781236980243