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Abortion due to Cypress trees/ fox Infection

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Morton
Neonate
Username: Lucy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been told by the Dairy farmers that their cattle can abort if the cows eat Cypress trees and also that the foxes leave a scent on the ground around breeding time which causes an infection and the cattle to abort. Is this true for horses as well(if at all)?
 

Anonymous
 
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I doubt it as I've had cypress planks on my stalls for years and never had a mare abort or re-absorb.
 

Morton
Neonate
Username: Lucy

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thank you for your reply it seems unlikely but all of the local farmers agree that it is the case with the cattle.Better safe than sorry.



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