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Description - Toxic Plants of Texas by Texas Cooperative Extension

Written for ranchers, landowners, 4-H-ers, veterinarians, and anyone interested in wild or ornamental plants, Toxic Plants of Texas is a complete, practical guide to 106 of the most common poisonous plants in Texas. In a handy, well-illustrated format, experts Charles R. Hart, John C. Reagor, Bruce B. Carpenter, A. Catherine Barr, and Tam Garland provide descriptions of each plant, explaining where it grows, what makes it toxic, and how much an animal must eat to be affected. They also offer a primer on different kinds of poisoning, lists of symptoms, and strategies for treatment and prevention. An overview of integrated toxic plant management summarizes an economical and environmentally sound approach to reducing livestock losses by controlling toxic plants. At the back of the book, a field key cross-references animal symptoms with plant species. An abundance of excellent color photographs aid in the identification of each plant's toxic features, including the flowers, fruits, pods, and roots.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780972104906
ISBN-10: 0972104909
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Texas A & M University Press
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Texas Cooperative Extension

CHARLES R. HART is an associate professor and extension range specialist at Texas Agricultural Extension Service.TAM GARLAND is a research veterinarian with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.A. CATHERINE BARR is an assistant toxicologist in the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab.BRUCE B. CARPENTER is an associate professor and extension livestock specialist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.JOHN C. REAGOR is head of diagnostic toxicology with the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab.