Fancy I hope your horse is behaving and looking like its going to heal quickly.
Our chemist gives me print out on any new drugs I take and I only go to one chemist, he knows us and knows what we are taking (on the computer). We have been going there for 17 years so he does know us well. He has on occasion rung the doctor if he thinks he needs more info.
I found this on the dept of agriculture site. It explains why we don't get sugar cane mulch in WA.
The import of sugarcane mulch, used by many home gardeners in Western Australia, will be restricted from 31 May this year, because of its potential to carry seeds that could threaten the State’s biosecurity and agriculture.
After this date, a permit will be required to import sugarcane mulch, and permits will only be issued if a system or treatment is in place to ensure its freedom from risk seeds.
We began to receive reports from the public about unusual plants germinating from sugarcane mulch in 2011,” Mr Read said.
“The most serious of these identified by the department is Mimosa pudica, a prohibited pest plant in Western Australia reported in late January this year. Since then, careful consideration had been given to dealing with the sugarcane mulch problem.”
Mimosa pudica, often known as common sensitive plant, has sharp prickles that can inhibit grazing and cause painful wounds.
It poses significant potential to become a serious weed in the north of Western Australia.
Import requirements for sugarcane mulch had to be strengthened due to the biosecurity risks posed by this pathway, and an inability to successfully screen for contaminants,” he said.
At this time only irradiation is recognised as an appropriate treatment against seed contaminants.
So it looks like it was seed contaminants that was the problem. But I agree its very dusty.
potatochip good luck with flossie I'm sure she will be fine now. Hopefully it was just a one of.
I ended up getting 12 eggs they are a mix of australorp, light Sussex and leghorn. I was hoping to get Araucana but she didn't have any eggs. Maybe next time. I will see what chicks turn out to be hens out the this lot before I get anymore. It looks like my last hatch 4 out of 6 are roos possibly even 5 not sure on that one yet. I'm only going on the size of their crops so I could be way off