Poisonings

The main potential sources of poisonings for livestock on farm are:

Chemicals

  • Veterinary chemicals and drugs used to treat animals.
  • Chemical residues on fodder crops or pastures.
  • Old dip sites and yards.
  • Waste (machinery, batteries, used chemical containers) left lying around on farms.

Overdoses

  • Through veterinary chemicals and drugs.

Toxic plants

  • A variety of plants can have toxic effects on livestock.

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