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For Green county drought information: http://green.uwex.edu/agriculture/
For those with livestock examine those weeds in your pastures to make sure they are not poisonous. Under normal conditions livestock will not eat most poisonous plants, but under drought conditions when all the grass is gone they begin to start eating anything that is green. Be cautious when buying hay. The government may allow, if it hasn't already, CRP land to be made into hay. Hay may contain more weeds than what would normally come from a dedicated hay field. Some of these weeds can be toxic. As with any toxin it is dosage dependant. Most livestock can handle some toxin ingestion, but if ingested in a high enough level they can be fatal. The following article from the UW lists common poisonous plants in WI: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/wfc/proceedings2002/poisonous_weeds_in_pasture.htm
The FDA bulk tank milk sampling program will begin shortly and will be handled this way: 1)900 bulk tanks will be sampled from the egregious tissue residue list (across the U.S.) 2)900 bulk tanks will be randomly sampled from herds not on the tissue violator list (across the U.S.) 3)The samples will be blind tests, so they will not be able to link the sample back to the farms 4)Following is the list of drugs they will be testing milk for: Ampicillin, Cephapirin, Penicillin G, Erythromycin, Tylosin, Ciprofloxacin, Sarafloxacin, Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Sulfachloropyridazine, Sulfadiazine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfamethazine, Suflaquinoxaline, Cloxacillin, Sulfathiazole, Thiabendazole, Flunixin (BANAMINE), Bacitracin, Virginiamycin, Tilmicosin, Florfenicol (NUFLOR/RESFLOR), Chloramphenicol, Tulathromycin (DRAXXIN), Gentamicin, Neomycin In addition, the FDA will be required to test for the following, in order to keep our milk export markets to the EU open: Tinidazole, Ornidazole, Metronidazole, Ronidazole, Sulfapyridine, Enrofloxacin,Eprinomectin NSAIDS: Carprofen, Diclofenac, Mefenamic acid, Niflumic acid, Naproxen, Oxyphenylbutazone, Phenylbutazone, Suxibuzone Other Compound tests: Carbamates, Pyrethroids, Organochlorine compounds, Organophosphorus compounds, Dioxins, PCB's, PBDE's, Chemical elements, Mycotoxins
HORSE OWNERS...time to think about your fall deworming after last nights hard frost. First remove the bot eggs from your horses hair, then watch for a week to see if new bot eggs appear. If you do not notice any new bot eggs you are ready for deworming. We recommend a combination product this time of year (ivermectin or moxidectin + praziquantel). We recommend a name brand product as we sometimes wonder if the generics are working properly. Quest Plus or Zimectrin Gold are two names that come to mind. These combination products will kill all species that infect horses (provided resistance is not an issue). If you are wondering about resistance, wait 2-3 weeks after deworming and then bring a fresh individual fecal sample for each horse to the clinic. The sample should be collected fresh and then refrigerated until brought to the clinic. We will analyze the sample and call you with the results. Most horses should not need to be dewormed again until May/June at the earliest if they are adults animals and resistance is not occuring at your farm. Every farm is different based on the number of animals per acre, but a majority of horses are getting dewormed to often increasing the risk of developing resistance to our dewormers.