Understanding pimelea poisoning of cattle

  • Bos indicus cow in very poor condition with oedema of the brisket due to pimelea poisoning.
    Bos indicus cow in very poor condition with oedema of the brisket due to pimelea poisoning.
  • Pimelea trichostachya
    Pimelea trichostachya
  • Pimelea simplex
    Pimelea simplex

A guide to proactive planning to prevent pimelea plant poisoning

Toxic pimelea species (desert riceflowers and flaxweed) are native plants found throughout inland Australia on pastoral lands. Three ephemeral species (Pimelea simplex, P. elongata, and P. trichostachya) are poisonous to livestock, resulting in heavy losses in some years.

This booklet describes the clinical signs of pimelea poisoning, treatments and management strategies, and includes results from recent experimental feeding and herbicide trials, as well as case studies detailing the personal experiences of producers. The guide will enable landholders to deal proactively and more effectively with the incidence of pimelea, and improve the sustainability of cattle production in susceptible regions across Australia.

Price:
Free
Product author:
Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries
Publisher:
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Release/publish date:
11 September 2009
Version:
1
Format:
Hard copy and electronic (PDF)

Product information

'Understanding pimelea poisoning of cattle' is a 42-page booklet, which describes the clinical signs of pimelea poisoning, treatments and management strategies, and includes recent experimental feeding and herbicide trials, plus case studies detailing the personal experiences of producers.

This booklet was written for cattle producers by scientists from Queensland primary industries and fisheries, and is part of a joint initiative between Agforce, The University of Queensland, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, with funding from Natural Heritage Trust.


Pricing and ordering information

This booklet is free and is available from Biosecurity Queensland's Customer Service Centre or can be downloaded from this website.


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Last updated 10 May 2011