Individual Toxic Plants

Goats June 17, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

The list below contains examples of plants that may pose a toxic threat to goats. The degree of toxicity will depend on the amount consumed, geographic location, and available diversity of forages. Some of these plants are common to different areas throughout North America, depending on variety and density of growth; toxicity will vary. This list serves as a guide to help producers gain knowledge of potential problems in their area. Please consult with local Cooperative Extension personnel for more specific information.

Individual Toxic Plants:

  • Avocado
  • Buttercups
  • Common Groundsel
  • Creeping Charlie
  • Elderberry
  • Endophytes
  • Foxglove
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Milkvetches
  • Mustard Family
  • Oaks
  • Serviceberry

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.