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Kaitlin



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Willow is a good painkiller for sheep and goats. Ivy is often used as a tonic for sheep and goats.
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sapphire



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nettles - good for a detox - currently using on my pony that has got laminitis
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rosa



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I am always very careful with ivy specially in autumn when they have clusters of flowers and black berries follow.As for my understanding ivy berries are poisonous to people and livestock,My goats eat tons of ivy and I cannot keep them away,but specially when the berries are out I keep my goats tethered well away from ivy.
Normally other animals do not eat plants that are poisonous to them but goats of all type instead do.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like you say Rosa, as far as I know ivy is supposed to be poisonous but I to have seen stock munching it with no obvious harmful effect.
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rosa



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you are right but as I was saying I believe that are the black berries the problem,Also the level of toxin.Goats particularly eat all sort of things they are not supposed to eat such as rhododendron which again is supposed to be poisonous to them ,but |That is the first thing they go for if there is a plant where they graze,
Who knows?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The woodpigeons devour the berries with great gusto.
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rosa



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes
I think that different plants are poisonous to different animals.This is probably a more reasonable explanation

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