[Jacob-list] Re: Salivation
Victoria da Roza
castlerockjacobs at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 12:44:01 EDT 2005
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I will be interested in the answers you get because
we were thinking of fertilizing next fall. We always
reseed the small amt. of pasture we have or the
stinging nettle and thistle take over and this next
year we were thinking of fertilizing too.
Is there a safe fertilizer to use on sheep pastures
besides old manure? If so, is there a set amount of
time sheep should be kept off of the pasture after?
The comment of sheep eating the lawn and dying made me
wonder if there is really any safe fertilizer.
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> Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 17:00:57 -0400
> From: Linda <patchworkfibers at alltel.net>
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> Had a bad scare today when I went out to find two
> ewes foaming at the mouth and then saw one vomit. I
> am fairly certain that they had mountain laurel
> poisoning. While there is no laurel in their area,
> we did have land cleared on the other side of the
> fence - and there was alot of laurel. Yesterday and
> last night, we had pretty strong winds and my guess
> is that some of the leaves that were laying around
> the clearing were blown into their area. After some
> frantic guessing at treatment, Shamrock recovered
> within a few hours, but RubyBelle looked close to
> death for most of the day. She was quite wobbly for
> awhile. She's up and eating now.
> There are other possibilities besides the laurel.
> I did spread fertilizer in their paddock about two
> weeks ago. I didn't spread much and we've had alot
> of rain since. Could it be nitrate poisoning?
> I also tossed a few handfuls of leftover driveway
> seed under the trees - some creeping red fescue that
> was "pennkoted' (treated with a fungicide). I
> haven't ever noticed the sheep eating grass seed,
> but the rain would have spread the fungicide. Since
> this wasn't sold as pasture grass, there was no
> warning about animals grazing.
> Is there anything else that comes to mind that would
> cause symptoms like this? Anything that might cause
> long term effects? I'm still watching them closely,
> but both do seem to be recovered. I'd appreciate
> any thoughts.
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