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Toxic Plants


It is a common misconception that goats can eat anything and everything. They do not have the stomach that they are perceived to have. In many cases goats are bought to help clean up unwanted weeds and grass, but it is important to remember that there are plants that are toxic to goats and may even be deadly. Before purchasing goats be sure to check your flower beds and surrounding areas for toxic plants where the goats may be grazing. If you think your goat has ingested a toxic plant please contact us as soon as possible. Some symptoms to look for are vomiting and lethargy. The size of the goat and the type and amount of toxic plant ingested can yield different prognoses.

We have provided a list below of plants to keep away from our goat friends.

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AconiteElderberryMiloSt. John's Wort
AllspiceFalse HelleboreNightshadeSnakeberry
Arrow GrassFalse JessamineOledanderSpurge
BagpodFume WorthOakSweet Shrub
BaneberryGoast WeedPoison DarnelThorn Apple
Black LocustGround IvyPoison HemlockVarebells
Black Snake RootHelleborePoison Rye GrassVelvet Grass
BloodrootHempPurple SesbanWild Parsnip
Blue CohoshHorse NettlePoke WeedWolfs-Bane
BoxwoodIndian HempPine TreesWhite Snakeroot
BroomcarnIndian PokePonderosa Pine NeedlesWild Black Cherry
BuckwheatInkberryPink DeathWild Hydrangea
BuckeyeIvyRattleweedWhite Cohosh
ButtercupsJimson WeedRock PoppyYellow Jessamine
CelandineJohnson GrassRhododendron
Choke CherryKlamath WeedRattlebox
Crow PoisonLantanaSenecio
CloverLarkspurSpider Lily
Common poppyLaurelSpotted Cowbane
Corn CockleLeucothoeSpotted Water Hemlock
CrotalariaLilly of the ValleyStagger Grass
Coffee WeedLupinesStevenbark
DogbaneMaleberryStagger Bush
Downy Broome GrassMilkweedSudan Grass
Death CamasMonkshoodSneezewood
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