Goats ate Rhubarb!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Steph, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Steph

    Steph Senior Member

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    May 7, 2009
    PA
    My goats ate rhubard tonight. There were atleast 3 leaves gone. What are the signs of rhubarb poisoning in goats? What should we treat them with if they show signs?
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    If alot was eaten, the effects of poisoning are immediate...vomiting, belly pain that will cause them to cry out and throw themselves on the ground rolling to one side with legs out stretched... Activated charcoal helps bind the oxalate toxin, MOM will also help remove it from the body as well. If vomiting occurs...it's good as it means the system is trying to rid itself of the bad stuff...providing alot of water in numerous buckets helps when a goat is vomiting.
     

  3. silvergramma

    silvergramma New Member

    235
    Nov 9, 2009
    I second the charcoal...