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Do I or Do I Not Shear?

By all means --- be humane and shear!

When Served a Lemon, Make Lemonade!

Pearson Pond Ranch (PPR) in Ellijay, Georgia, faced off and stood down a barrage of deadly parasites almost 18 months ago.

One Llama's Fatal Ordeal - (Brown Recluse Spider Bite)

Jack and Tracy Pearson spent 3 weeks trying to save their 2 month old Cria from a Brown Recluse Spider Bite. Warning, Photos are very graphic.

Worm Warefare

An Update on Small Ruminant Gastrointestinal Parasite Related Research

“Each of us is put here for a purpose. I believe mine is to find answers for the llamas.” (Tracy Pearson)

From the midst of heartbreak and confusion often comes enlightenment and focus.

Birthing Information

Signs of pending birth, what to do once the baby is here and needed items for a Neo-natal Kit.

First Aid, Vaccinations and Worming

This information does not take the place of your vet, but are items you should have on hand to aid and supplement until vet arrives if needed.

Herd Selection

We're the gamblers...the llama, alpaca, horse and cattle breeders of the world. Every part of the breeding industry is a gamble. You cannot control everything, but you can put the odds in your favor.

“Each of us is put here for a purpose. I believe mine is to find answers for the llamas.” (Tracy Pearson)

From the midst of heartbreak and confusion often comes enlightenment and focus

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Poison Plants

Author is Shay Stratford
Willie's Spirit Farm
Email: williesspiritfarm@verizon.net

A common misconception - toxic plants don't taste good - animals will not eat them! Healthy Llamas may be more resistant to minor toxic ingestion's. Certain conditions will favor the ingestion of poisonous plants - cold weather, drought and herbicides.

REMEMBER:

  • Plants vary with the seasons
  • Plant populations change with time
  • Plant identification can be tricky
  • Look high and low - from ground covers to vines high in trees
  • Remember landscape plants
 
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BrackenFern
  • BrackenFern
    Bracken Fern
  • CastorBean
    Castro Bean
  • Cherry1
    Cherry
  • Cherry2
    Cherry
  • Cherry3
    Cherry
  • Cherry4
    Cherry
  • Cherry5
    Cherry
  • Cherry6
    Cherry
  • Crotalaria
    Crotalaria#1
  • Crotalaria
    Crotalaria#2
  • FlameAzalea
    Flame Azalea
  • HempDogbane
    Hemp Dogbane
  • Jessamine
    Jessamine
  • Jessamine#3
    Jessamine
  • Jessamine
    Jessamine
  • JohnsonGrass
    Johnson Grass
  • Lantana
    Lantana
  • Lantana2
    Lantana
  • Lantana
    Lantana
  • Nightshade
    Night Shade
  • Nightshade2
    Night Shade
  • Oleander
    Oleander
  • PokeWeed
    Poke Weed
  • RedrootPigweed
    Redroot Pigweed
  • Rhododendron
    Rhododendron
  • Rhododendron2
    Rhododendron
  • Sicklepod
    Sicklepod
  • StJohnsWort
    St Johns Wort
  • WaterHemlock1
    Water Hemlock
  • WaterHemlock2
    Wate rHemlock
  • Yew
    Yew

BrackenFern
 
 

Plant

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Location(s)

Signs

Arrow grass

Meadows, low to moderate elevation

Muscle twitching, convulsions, difficult breathing

Mountain Laurel,
Black Laurel,
Labrador Tea,
Rhododendron

Mountains of NW and east. Also ornamental.

Violent vomiting and retching, colic, loss of appetite, muscle twitches

Tobacco Tree or
Tobacco

Waste places

Convulsions, then depression and sweating

Oleander,
Foxglove

Ornamental

Difficult breathing, heart failure, colic, diarrhea, blue membranes of the mouth

Castrobean

Ornamental

Severe diarrhea

Wild Cherry,
Choke Cherry

Existing everywhere

Difficult breathing, convulsions, bright red blood and rapid death.

Jimsonweed

Existing everywhere

Dry mucous membranes, dilated pupils, disorganized behavior and excessively excitable

Nightshade

Existing everywhere

Vomiting, weakness, groaning

Water hemlock

Existing everywhere

Foaming at mouth, convulsion, muscle twitching, death in 15-30 minutes

False Hellebore,
Corn Lilly

High mountains and meadows

Vomiting, salivation, convulsions, fast irregular pulse

Death Camas,
Sandcorn

Hills, fields, meadows in Spring

Foaming at mouth, convulsions, vomiting, fast weak pulse

Dogbane,
Indian Hemp

Existing everywhere

Convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular pulse

Western
Sneezeweed

High mountain meadows

Vomiting, frothing at the mouth, depression, coughing, weak and irregular pulse



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