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Pigweed is Toxic to Pigs

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Title: Pigweed is Toxic to Pigs
Author: Wohlgemuth, K.; Schamber, G. J.; Misek, A. R.; Crenshaw, J. D.
Description: Pigweed is a major agricultural weed throughout North Dakota in fence rows, farm yards and empty livestock lots especially in warm months. Perirenal edema occurs when too much of redroot pigweed this weed is consumed by pigs. A description of the plant, it's chemistry and effects of poisioning from this weed in pigs is given. Kidney and heart failure along with death are potential. Characteristics of this poisoning is outlined in this article. At the time of this writing, there was no known cure for this poisoning. Prevention was the recommendation offered.
Date: 1987
Subject: Swine
Animal diseases
Weeds
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/8247

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