It requires detailed testing to distinguish ragwort
poisoning from other kinds of liver damage.
FACTS ON RAGWORT Ragwort
is a biennial plant which means it flowers every two years
Ms Tavernor warned land occupiers that they were legally obliged to control ragwort
under the Weeds Act of 1959 and the Ragwort
Control Act of 2003.
The warning follows complaints made to the RSPCA of horses grazing in fields near Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, which were bare of good grazing but full of ragwort
and buttercups, another potentially toxic plant.
THE poisonous weed for horses, ragwort
, is best dealt with in the spring of the year by sheep grazing the paddocks hard.
The evidence also shows that ragwort
is often not to blame for liver damage in livestock.
Looked at rationally with proper knowledge of the scientific literature, ragwort
is not the ogre you paint it to be and talking about people finding "ragwort
sites" is ridiculous.
She said: "Every year for 10 years I have been digging, spraying, ploughing ragwort
out of my field.
THE Country Land and Business Association is calling on landowners to take action to halt the spread of the deadly weed, ragwort
Dear Editor, - I expect that most people will have noticed the eye-catching yellow flowers of Ragwort
blooming around Warwickshire and probably everywhere else.
North Yorkshire is at the forefront of moves to form new laws to curb the growing menace of ragwort
Michael Arnold, treasurer to the Racehorse Owners' Association, on the battle against ragwort