Tiger wood shavings and farm animals, any issues?

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Forum topic by derosa posted 07-22-2012 02:52 AM 1242 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2012 02:52 AM

I was given a fairly decent chunk of tiger wood to make a birdfeeder our of and was wondering if the sawdust is toxic to farm animals. One of the locals takes my sawdust for his two horses and chickens because I don’t use walnut. Anyone know if this stuff is safe to use for this purpose. It won’t be a future worry, turns out the stuff causes severe rashes and hives for me and I’m currently drugged on benedryl which means I get to spend tonight doing some gluing and the only power tool that gets fired up is the dust collector to get all the dust out in one shot I can manage.
If no one knows I’ll toss the whole bag just in case.

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 04:43 AM

Skin and eye “sensitizer” in humans , but couldn’t find any critters mentioned .

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 05:05 AM

Absolutely. If it’s an irritant for you it’s going to affect animals

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 05:21 AM

Sorry, I misread the title. I thought it was about Tiger Woods shaving farm animals.

Never mind.

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 06:58 AM


Loren is right. If it bothers you that badly, it will get to the critters. Especially if Tiger shaves them thereby exposing their skin directly to the dust. Why ever would Tiger do such a thing? Is his golf game so far off he has to resort to shearing sheep?

Seriously, animals can be affected just as people. Down here about 10 years ago, thouroughbred mares were dropping dead colts in the dozens. Turned out cherry trees planted along fence rows for looks and shade were infested with tent caterpilars who would fall into the grass and be eaten with the grass. The combination of extractives in the cherry leaves the bugs ate with whatever the horses’ digestive system did to them, caused miscarrriages and still-born colts. The horse industry took several years to recover and all cherry trees near pastures were cut. Toss the dust.


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#5 posted 07-22-2012 10:37 AM

when in doubt, toss it..don’t take the chance

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#6 posted 07-23-2012 02:34 AM

Only shavings from nut bearing hardwoods have been incriminated in causing laminitis in horses (with walnut being the biggest offender).

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#7 posted 07-24-2012 03:01 AM

hahaha paul…but yeah I woudn’t take a chance

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