Hello I haven't been on this forum for many reasons...extremely busy and extremely SADI wanted to ask any of you...how does people who sell HAY...ALLOW HORSE NETTLE TO BE CUT AND BALED WITH THE HAYI HAD triplets that will turn 4 in February we bought our winter hay, after opening a bale I found berries in the hayI had no idea what they were BUT I wasn't going to give my goats berries that I had no idea what they were, my friend asked the guy we bought the hay from and he just said they were some type of weed! I still sat down before feeding them and picked out tons of stems, berries and leaves. My friend said I was being ridiculous and said if the goats don't like them, they'll leave them behind whatever they were made me get a rash from just handling the bales and I'd have to change my clothes because they were so itchy. Clarece was one of my triplets, and I saw her go into the barn, instead of eating. I sat and watched her, she started vomiting. I got charcoal and started using a syringe to get it down her mouth. She vomited so much I couldn't believe such a small doe could puke that much, gave a banamine shot and BECAUSE THE NIGHT BEFORE THERE WAS A TERRIBLE WIND STORM NO STORES WERE OPEN..I didn't have milk of magnesia! My poor little girl was exhausted and grinding her teeth which I know means she was in pain! Gave another banamine shot and kept her separate so I could check on her. Called our vet first thing in the morning and she told us to come right over. She gave her IV liquids and gave more for me to give her the rest of the day, she also gave her a banamine shot and some type of sponge paste to soak up any toxins left. We thought she was getting better but certainly not herself. The next day I found her hiding in her hut DROOLING AND HER MOUTH WAS OPEN Within 45 minutes I watched the life leave her eyes I screamed bloody MURDER! My goats are rescues but the babies were a wonderful opps. I adore each and every goat! I had to understand WHAT SHE PASSED FROM! It literally took hours upon hours looking on the internet trying to find her exact symptoms! Finally I took a picture of the berries and posted the picture on another Facebook goat site. That's when I found out what was in THE HAY...HORSE NETTLE ♀I saw that the toxins build up in her system and bind to the iron in her blood, and that's what killed her she was deprived of OXYGEN HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER BOUGHT HAY WITH DEADLY HORSE NETTLE IN IT!