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Water hemlock has been found in many sloughs this year. This specimen was found in Wabamun Provincial Park.

Dry means extra dangers for grazing livestock

Water hemlock and blue-green algae are two 
killers that pose an increased risk in dry, hot years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dried-up sloughs and waterways mean cattle can graze things they normally wouldn’t. And that can be deadly. Water hemlock — something cattle wouldn’t normally eat — is one of the dangers. Its leaves and stems are toxic, but the root is especially dangerous, with a marble-sized piece enough to kill a cow. “Water hemlock is […] Read more