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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Anny, Dec 14, 2008.
I heard that black walnuts can be poison to horses? What about to goats or other animals.
the poison actually is absorbed through the hoof. no joke.
even a shavings mix with 25% black walnut can kill a horse.
this link is very useful, Anny.
we have horses and who knew...even being within 80 feet of the tree is dangerous. (we cannot grow anything near the roots, but grass and weeds, the acid kills everything.)
i thought i read that black walnuts are safe as a wormer for goats, but it is speculated that the tree can be toxic to them.
another site that has good info:
a livestock vet would be able to help you.
I was worried about that early this year when i seen the goats next door eating walnuts like candy treats. The goat are still alive and kicking so maybe it does not hurt them like horses.
I have a large old black walnut tree that takes up the better part of my yard. Some day I hope to get two goats but not if the tree will put them at risk.
really there is a bigger worry if you have oak or plum. (and their relatives)
yews and other landscaping plants are a big no no with goats also.
o yes no yew plant if they eat it it will stop there heart. my dad lost 3 young cows that way. The next door neighbor was doing her normal yard work toss all the limbs over the fence not realizing that yew was deadly if eaten some cows came and ate it and died with in 6 hours, My dad had them checked out to why thy died when the vet seen the yew in there stomachs he said that what it was. Good thing is he said that they did not fill a thing they just died were they where no pain
wow I had no idea about Yew, I'm glad I don't have any of those plants around my house. I know i Had them in the front my house growing up though.
What is in the Oak and plum that is bad for them? (I don't have either of those tree on my property but I'm still interested in knowing)
What about night shade? It grows wild in the yard next to mine and some time into my yard, is that harmful?
I lost my goat friend to Yew poisoning when I was little. We used to go and stay on a farm every Easter, and the goats all escaped one night and got hold of a yew tree One of these days i'll get myself a black and white Nubian like her.
Quote:yes, nightshade is harmful, deadly to goats.
oak and plum is something that tends to be bad for horses also.
with oak, i think it's when the leaves fall and the whole plum family is toxic.
there are tons of sites that explain. just google 'toxic plants for goats'.
Googling hasn't really done me that much good. You'll never find two sites that agree. I have oak trees and my goats love the leaves. Also have several varieties of plum, and they love those too. Also have a Walnut, but haven't had them near that tree. Until today, I also had only read that the tannins in Walnut can help with parasite prevention.