Volume 16 No. 2 - Lantana and Hagonoy: Poisonous weeds prominent in rangeland and grassland areas
Sudden animal deaths have been reported by ranchers and livestock smallholders, particularly on ruminants (cattle, carabao and goat).
These normally happen during the dry season when there is scarcity of forage grasses and legumes. Veterinarians and animal health officers have diagnosed that the intake of certain poisonous weeds is the most common cause of the animals' sudden death.
This issue primarily aims to inform the livestock holders how these two species affect livestock raising specially in the countryside. We hope that with the correct information, they will guided in properly managing the grasslands where ruminants graze.