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UW Extension educator warns of livestock poisonous plant dangers

A University of Wyoming educator is warning about poisonous plants in pastures this late summer and early fall.

The species of poisonous plants posing danger can change as pastures move through the seasons, said Brian Sebade, based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming.

“Livestock stand a greater chance of becoming poisoned by seeking out areas of green forage with higher palatability, such as sub-irrigated pastures or riparian areas, or the few green plants left in dry pastures and upland sites,” he said.

Poisonous plants to watch for late summer/early fall include:

* In wet areas wi...


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