Toxic Plants of Texas
Integrated Management Strategies to Prevent Livestock Losses
Natural History
5.5 x 8.5, 256 pp.
334 color photos., 107 maps., Gloss.
Pub Date: 01/13/2004
  paper
Price:        $25.00

978-0-9721049-0-6

Published by Texas Cooperative Extension Service

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Winner, 2003 Texas Library Association’s, Outstanding Reference Book Award, Texas Reference Source Award Committee

Toxic Plants of Texas

Integrated Management Strategies to Prevent Livestock Losses

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.

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.

What Readers Are Saying:

Toxic Plants of Texas is an excellent reference book not only for livestock owners, but also for anyone interested in plants. The many color photographs make it easy to identify dangerous plants. The book would be great for use at home and in public schools, colleges, libraries and veterinary offices.”--Lynne Hambric, Member, Texas Reference Source Award Committee, Texas Library Association.

Toxic Plants of Texas is a book that everyone could use. --Lynne Hambric, Member, Texas Reference Source Award Committee, Texas Library

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