What is poisonous to goats?

There are several plants that can be harmful to goats. The magnitude of plant poisoning, however, depends on the amount of the plant consumed, the amount of moisture in the soil, the health of the animal prior to the ingestion of the poisonous plant, and the size and age of the animal consumed by the plant.
Animals would not eat poisonous plants in normal circumstances. There are some causes, however, which could cause goats to consume poisonous plants. These causes include hunger, unbalanced rations, overgrazing and drought, allowing animals to have access to yard waste or freshly ploughed areas where toxic plant roots are exposed, allowing the herd to have access to hoses of dry or partly dry water, incidental ingestion of toxic plants, and just basic curiosity.
Azaleas, Chinese berries, sumac, dog fennel, bracken fern, curly dock, eastern baccharis, honeysuckle, nightshade, pokeweed, red root pigweed, black cherry, Virginia creeper and crotalaria are several examples of poisonous plants.

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