The important plants and their toxins capable of causing abortions, congenital abnormalities and reproductive failure in horses and livestock are all reviewed.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize those common plants associated with reproductive failure.
- Associate teratogenic defects with specific plants.
- Recommend management strategies to prevent plant induced reproductive failure.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Dr. Tony Knight
Dr. Knight has taught plant toxicology in the professional veterinary medical curriculum for over 20 years and has recently published a book with CD on the subject. (A Guide to Plant Poisoning of Animals in North America. Published by Teton New Media). He has utilized his field experience in working with livestock owners who have had plant poisoning problems to embellish the plant toxicology course taught to veterinary students at Colorado Sate University.
He is frequently invited to speak to veterinarians, livestock producers, and Cooperative Extension personnel on the importance of toxic plants in the western United States. To help answer frequent questions on the subject of plant poisoning, Dr Knight also has a popular web page on toxic plants.