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#1 2015-08-22 21:58:59

100milegal
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From: 100 Mile House BC
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Parsnips

Can pigs eat the tops of parsnips?  I thinned out a bunch and would like to give them the tops and cook up the bottoms for them another night.


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#2 2015-08-22 22:48:42

CathyJK
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Re: Parsnips

I found this.. have no idea though in it's validity

Pigs should not be fed parsnips as they give them blisters in and around their mouths.

“Parsnip tops contains substances (furocoumarins) which , in contact with bare skin, enhance the skin’s sensitivity to the ultra violet rays in direct sunlight. The affected skin becomes red and inflamed and then develops blisters and extensive angry looking skin erosions.”  The pigsite.com


http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/381 … ison-pigs/


http://www.thepigsite.com/pighealth/art … -sunlight/

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#3 2015-08-22 23:26:37

100milegal
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Re: Parsnips

Well into the compost they go, not going to take a chance and make the poor piggies ill.  Thanks for the information.


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#4 2015-08-23 01:25:55

CathyJK
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Re: Parsnips

More than welcome. Wouldn't have thought they would be an issue but there you go!!

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#5 2015-08-23 04:39:50

mountainharvest
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Re: Parsnips

Last year I got parsnip burn...big nasty blisters from the sap of the mature plants tearing them out in the sun.  it hurt.


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#6 2015-08-23 05:38:27

Roots
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Re: Parsnips

My pigs do not like them.


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