Goat Care and Poisonous Plants to Goats
Goats are browsers that will eat just about anything including the shirt off your back. However some common plants are poisonous to goats and can kill them. Learn what types of plants to look out for so you can keep your goats away from these areas of your farm or yard.
Here is a list of common plants belonging to the caprine species that are known to cause death in goats. This list is not complete, and there may be other plants growing on your farm that need identification. If you think your goat has consumed a poisonous plant, contact your veterinarian. It is also a good idea to collect a sample of the plant you believe your goat has consumed so your veterinarian can properly identify the risk.
Alkaloid Containing Plants
Black Snake Root
Pink Death Camas
Poison Rye Grass
Spotted Water Hemlock
Cyanogenetic Containing Plants
The following plants are usually deadly to goats when consumed in a damaged or frozen state.
Lily of the Valley
Wild Black Cherry