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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Apr 7, 2024

Guest Erika Lyon from OSU Extension joins us to discuss the news surrounding highly pathogenic avian influenza including symptoms and biosecurity steps. We also give some quick tips for consumers. 

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/livestock-poultry-disease/avian/defend-the-flock


Apr 5, 2024

Quickly remove all flood debris, including poisonous plants, from fields.  Vaccinate all livestock, including horses, exposed to flooded areas during or immediately after the flood.  Check with your veterinarian about which clostridial and tetanus vaccines to use for your animals and if you will need boosters. Closely...


Apr 5, 2024

Flooded hay and baleage can cause illness or death to livestock.  Discard dry hay that has been soaked by flood water, do not use for feed.  Inline wrapped baleage that was not fully sealed on both ends should not be fed to livestock.  Individual baleage rolls wrapped in undamaged plastic may be useable if certain...


Apr 5, 2024

Following are Flood Recovery tips from the W.V.U. Extension Service.

Until tested, flooded feeds should be considered harmful to animals.  After a flood, wet feed and grain will begin to heat and mold very quickly, leading to spoilage, mycotoxins, and potential spontaneous combustion.  Remove unaffected grain and...


Apr 5, 2024

If flood waters have covered your garden, consider the produce unsafe to eat for humans or animals.  If flood waters have contacted the edible portion of a crop it is illegal to sell. 

If touched by flood waters discard: leafy vegetables, fleshy fruits or vegetables (like tomatoes, berries, & summer squash),...