After the night shade bushes freeze can goats and lambs eat them?

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by cARRIE, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. cARRIE

    cARRIE Active Member

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    I put our 2 lambs and l goat in out garden in Sept. to clean it up and 1 lamb died to eating a pepper plant. Can I now put the others out there due to it's been very cold and had snow in there? Thanks again cARRIE
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I know nightshade is toxic but I can't remember the details. (And I have to run this am!) I'm pretty sure David C Hendersons, vet guide for sheep farmers, covers it pertty well even if its an English prespective. Some things get toxic or more toxic after a freeze though. You lost a lamb to a pepper plant? What kind? I had a break in to my yard this spring and they ate my green pepper plants with no problems. I'll look up what I can this evening if you can't get a better answer. I'll bet the Merk Manual could add something too.
     

  3. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    Nightshade is Toxic to sheep, as are Potatoes and Tomatoes.
    I would avoid letting your sheep eat these plants.

    Have never heard of a sheep dying from eating a Bell Pepper plant? Could it be possible it at something else just before?

    Aome Toxic plants are..
    Aconite Alk
    Acorns
    Alder Buckthorn
    Alfalfa
    Allspice Alk
    Alsike Clover Pht
    Aloe
    Alsike CLover
    Amaryllis
    American-Laurel
    American Elder
    American Holly
    American Mistletoe
    American Yew
    Angel's Trumpet
    Anthurium
    Apricot
    Aroid Family
    Arrow Grass Cya
    Arrowhead Vine
    Asparagus Fern
    Astragalus
    Autumn Crocus
    Avocados Alk
    Azalea
    Bagpod Vol
    Balsam Pear
    Baneberry Vol
    Barberry Alk
    Belladonna Lily (Amarylis)
    Bird Of Paradise
    Bird Rape
    Bittersweet
    Black Cherry Cya
    Black-Eyed Susan
    Black Henbane
    Black Locust Cya
    Black Nightshade Alk
    Black Oak
    Black Snake Root Alk
    Black Walnut Cya
    Bleeding Heart
    Bloodroot Alk
    Blue Cardinalflower
    Blue Cohosh Cya
    Blue Flag Iris
    Bluebonnets
    Blueweed
    Bog-Laurel
    Bouncing Bet
    Boston Ivy
    Boxwood Alk
    Bracken Fern
    Brake Fern
    Broad Bean
    Broomcarn Cya
    Broom Snakeweed
    Buckeye (Horse chestnut) Cya
    Buckwheat Pht
    Bulbuous Buttercup
    Bur Buttercup
    Burke's Lupine
    Burning Bush
    Buttercups Vol
    Caladium
    Calico Bush
    California Bluebell
    California Rose-bay
    Canada Nettle
    Canada Yew
    Canadian Milk-vetch
    Candelabra-Cactus
    Caper Spurge
    Cardinalflower
    Castor Bean
    Celandine Alk
    Celery-leaved Buttercup
    Ceriman
    Cherry Cya
    Chinaberry
    Chinese Evergreen
    Chinese Lantern
    Choke Cherry Cya
    Chives
    Christmas Rose
    Chrysanthemum
    Clamoun
    Climbing Nightshade
    Clover Int
    Cocklebur Int
    Coffee Weed
    Collodium
    Colorado Rubberweed
    Common Comfrey
    Common Groundsel
    Common Hop
    Common Milkweed Cya
    Common Nightshade
    Common Poppy Alk
    Common Privet
    Common Tansy
    Common Vetch
    Coriaria
    Corn Cockle Cya
    Corn Poppy
    Cowbane
    Cowslip
    Creeping Charlie
    Creeping Fig
    Crotalaria Alk
    Croton
    Crow Poison Alk
    Crowfoot
    Crown of Thorns
    Cut Leaved Coneflower
    Cut-Leaf Philodendron
    Cyclamen
    Cypress Spurge
    Daffodil
    Daphne
    Death Camas Alk
    Delphinium (ornamental)
    Devil's Backbone
    Devil's Ivy
    Devil's Weed
    Dicentra Alk
    Discarded Christmas Trees
    Dog Hobble
    Dogbane Cya
    Dologeton
    Downy Brome Grass Int
    Drunk Cane
    Dumbcane
    Dutchman's Breeches

    E F G H
    Eastern Whorled Milkweed
    Elderberry Cya
    Elephant Ears
    Emerald Duke
    English Bluebell
    English Holly
    English Ivy
    English Yew
    Entire Leaved Groundsel
    European Buckthorn
    European Elder
    European Spindletree
    Fall Crocus
    False Hellebore Alk
    False Jessamine Alk
    False Ragweed
    February Daphne
    Fiddleneck
    Field Horsetail
    Five Hooked Bassia
    Flamingo Lily
    Fly Honeysuckle
    Foxglove
    Friar's Cap
    Fume Wort Alk
    Garden Sorrel
    Garland Daphne
    Garlic
    Gas Plant
    Giant Dumbcane
    Giant Hogweed
    Glory Lily
    Goat Weed
    Golden-Bean
    Golden Chain Tree
    Golden Rain
    Golden Trumpet
    Grass Pea
    Greasewood
    Greater Celandine
    Green Dragon
    Green False Hellebore
    Green Tansy Mustard
    Ground Cherry
    Ground Ivy
    Groundsell
    Guelder Rose
    Hairy Vetch
    Heart Leaf Philodendron
    Hellebore Alk
    Helmet Flower
    Hemp Alk & Cya
    Hemp Dogbane
    Holly
    Horse Chestnut
    Horse Nettle Alk & Cya
    Horse Radish
    Horsetail
    Hound's Tongue
    Hyacinth
    Hydrangea

    I J K L
    Iceland Poppy
    Indian Hemp Cya
    Indian Mustard
    Indian Poke Alk
    Indian Turnip
    Indian Tobacco

    InkberryAlk
    Iris
    Ivy Cya
    Ivybush
    Jack-In-The-Pulpit
    Japanese Plum
    Japanese Wisteria
    Japanese Yew
    Jasmine
    Jerusalem Cherry
    Jimsonweed Alk
    Johnson Grass Int
    Johnson Grass Cya
    Kafir Lily>Cya
    Kalmia
    Kentucky Coffeetree
    Klamath Weed
    Kochia
    Laburmum
    Lamb's Quarters
    Lantana (photodynamic)
    Large Leaved Lupine
    Larkspur Alk
    Laurel Cya
    Leaf-Laurel
    Leafy Spurge
    Leatherwood
    Leucothoe Cya
    Lily of the Valley Cya
    Lobelia Alk
    Locoweed
    Low Larkspur
    Lupines Alk

    M N O P
    Maidenhair Tree
    Majesty
    Maleberry Cya
    Mandrake Alk
    Mango
    Marble Queen
    Marijuana Cya
    Marijuana Alk
    Marsh Arrow Grass
    Marsh Horsetail
    Marsh Marigold
    Matrimony Vine
    Mayapple Alk
    Menzies Larkspur
    Mescal Bean
    Mesquite Int
    Mexican Breadfruit
    Milkweeds Cya
    MiloCya
    Mistletoe
    Mock Orange
    Monkey Pod
    Monkshood Alk
    Moonseed Alk
    Morning Glory
    Mother In Law Plant
    Motherwort
    Mountain Laurel
    Multi-flora Rose Int
    Mushrooms
    Musk Thistles Int
    Naked-flowered Sneezeweed
    Nap At Noon
    Narcissus
    Neothytis
    Night shade Alk
    Nightshade Cya
    Northern Water Hemlock
    Nutmeg
    Nux Vomica
    Oaks
    Oats
    Ohio Buckeye
    Oleander Cya
    Onion
    Opium Poppy
    Oriental Poppy
    Ornamental Hypericums Pht
    Osage Orange
    Pawpaw
    Peaches Cya
    Penciltree
    Periwinkle
    Peruvian Lily
    Petty Spurge
    Peyote
    Philodendron
    Pigweed
    Pin Cherry
    Pink Death Camas Alk
    Pink Lady's Slipper
    Plums Cya
    Poinsettia
    Poison Darnel Alk
    Poison Hemlock Alk
    Poison Ivy
    Poison Laurel
    Poison Suckleya
    Poison Sumac
    Poison rye grass Alk
    Poke Alk
    Pokeberry Alk

    Pokeweed Alk
    Ponderosa Pine
    Pot and Spider Mum
    Potato
    Pothos
    Poverty Grass Int
    Precatory Pea
    Prickly Comfrey
    Prickly Lettuce
    Primula
    Prostrate Pigweed
    Privet

    Purple Cockle
    Purple Locoweed
    Purple Sesban

    Q R S T
    Quaker-Bonnets
    Radish
    Rain Tree
    Rape Pht
    Rapeseed
    Rattlebox
    Rattleweed Alk
    Red Chokecherry
    Red Clover
    Red Maple
    Red Oak
    Redroot Pigweed
    Red Princess
    Reed Canarygrass
    Richweed
    Rhododendron Cya
    Rhubarb
    Rock Poppy Alk
    Rosary Pea
    Russian Knapweed
    Saddle Leaf
    Sand Burr Int
    Saskatoon
    Scarlet Pimpernel
    Scotch Broom
    Seaside Arrow Grass
    Sensitive Fern
    Sevenbark Cya
    Sheep Laurel
    Sheep Sorrel
    Show Lady's Slipper
    Showy Milkweed
    Siberian Scilla
    Silky Lupine
    Silver Cya
    Silvery Lupine
    Skunk Cabbage
    Small-Laurel
    Smooth Pigweed
    Snakeberry
    Sneezeweed
    Sneezewood Sorghum Cya
    Snowdrop
    Soapberry
    Soapwort
    Soldier's Cap
    Sorghum Cya
    Sour Dock
    Southern Mountain Laurel
    Spider Lily
    Spatulate Leaved Heliotrope
    Spotted Cowbane Alk
    Spindletree
    Spinach
    Split Leaf
    Spoonhunt

    Spoonwood
    Spotted Dumbcane
    Spotted Water Hemlock Alk
    Sprangeri Fern
    Spreading Dogbane
    Spurge
    Spurge Laurel
    Squirrel Corn
    Squirrel Tail Grass Int
    St. John's Wort Pht
    Stagger brush Cya
    Stagger grass Alk
    Staggerweed Alk
    Star of Bethlehem
    Stinging Nettle
    Stinking Rabbitbrush
    Stinkweed
    Stoned Fruits Cya
    Sudan Grass Cya
    Sunburned Potatoes
    Sun Spurge
    Sunflower
    Sweet Pea
    Sweet Shrub Alk
    Swiss Cheese Plant
    Tall Larkspur
    Tall Manna Grass
    Tansy
    Tansy Ragwort
    Taro
    Tartarian Honeysuckle
    Thin Leaved Snowberry
    Thorn Apple Alk
    Timber Milk Vetch
    Tobacco
    Tomato Vine
    Tree of Heaven
    Tri-Leaf Wonder
    Trillium
    Tulip
    Two Grooved Milk Vetch

    U V W X
    Umbrella Plant
    Varebells Alk
    Veined Dock
    Velvet grass Cya
    Velvety Goldenrod
    Virginia Creeper
    Water Hemlock Alk
    Weeping Fig
    Western Bleedingheart
    Western Minniebush
    Western Poison Oak
    Western Water Hemlock
    Western Yew
    White Baneberry
    White Camas
    White Cohish
    White Clover
    White Hellebore
    White Rose Bay
    White Sanicle
    White Snakeroot Cya
    Wild Black Cherry Cya
    Wild Cabbage
    Wild Calla

    Wild CherriesCya
    Wild False Indigo
    Wild Ginger
    Wild Hydrangea Cya
    Wild Indigo
    Wild Mustard
    Wild Onion
    Wild Parsnip Alk
    Wild Radish
    Wisteria
    Wolfs-bane Alk
    Wormseed Mustard
    Wood-Laurel

    No Listings
    Y Z
    Yellow Iris
    Yellow Jessamine Alk
    Yellow Lady's Slipper
    Yellow Rocket
    Yellow Sage
    Yellow Star Thistle
    Yellow Sweet Clover
    Yellow Toadflax
    Yew (ornamental)
    No Listings
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It's important to remember all things are toxic it just depends on the dose! Clovers are listed as "toxic" but only because they have a feasable doseage they can take in, typically clover is a pretty good hay even as a "pure" stand but sheep should not have free access to the feed and hay or grass pasture available too.
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Member

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    Those exhaustive toxic lists are next to useless,should have a rating as to how
    toxic and some plants like the Yew is toxic at all times while Wild Cherry is only
    toxic at very specific times etc.
     
  6. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Would you have any web references that we could link to Gary? A list is a start but a complete reference done out by hand is a monumental task. This list is copied as a sticky too so feel free to add constructive additions to it there. Thanks
     
  7. Don Armstrong

    Don Armstrong In Remembrance

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    Yes, of course! Just like the first time.

    What you didn't ask was - will the plants still kill them? And the answer is.... "Yes, of course! Just like the first time".

    Honestly, they wouldn't get much from the leaves of a few chillies or tomatoes, and it doesn't take much to pull them and compost them. Why not spend the two minutes to pull the poisonous plants out?