Ragwort

PUBLISHED: 11:46 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 10:42 06 May 2010

Has long been a cause of great concern to horse owners because, although most horses will not eat the herb when it is growing due to its bitter taste they do consume it if it finds its way into hay. The liver then suffers what is generally accepted as irr

Has long been a cause of great concern to horse owners because, although most horses will not eat the herb when it is growing due to its bitter taste they do consume it if it finds its way into hay. The liver then suffers what is generally accepted as irreversible liver damage. Around 500 horses a year die as a result. It was good to see a band of girls rogueing the offending weed here in Stagenhoe Park last week and leaving it neatly in black plastic bags to be taken away and burnt. If only this were happening all over the country there would be less likelihood of ragwort finding its way into fodder.


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