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Poisonous Plants & Symptoms


Poisonous Plants


Stone fruit prunings are ok for goats until they start to wilt so feed them if they are fresh but get them away after an hour or so or the leave build up with acid.


Dry gum leaves are usually ok but green only in moderation.


Mouldy hay can kill so ensure your hay is stacked where it cannot get damp.​

  • Azalea

  • Elm

  • Gardenia

  • Hibiscus

  • Lantana

  • Magnolia

  • Macadamia

  • Poppies

  • Privet

BEWARE! - These Can Kill


  • Oleander

  • Rhododendrons

  • Vines of any kind - especially Ivy

  • Most bulbs

  • Sugar Gum

  • Potatoes

  • Onions, (Garlic is ok)

  • Rhubarb

  • Deadly Nightshade weed

  • Avocado

  • muscle spasms/ tremor

  • rapid pulse/salivation

  • staggering

  • vomiting

  • weak pulse

  • cries of pain

Symptoms of Poisoning


Symptoms may vary from mild to extremely severe and include, but are not limited to:

  • bloat/colic

  • coma, death

  • convulsions/excitability, dilated pupils

  • diarrhoea/constipation

  • difficult breathing

  • fever

  • frothing at the mouth

If you suspect poisoning on any level seek medical advice immediately

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