Is lamium galeobdolon (yellow archangel) toxic to goats?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Toadman83, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Toadman83

    Toadman83 New Member

    May 17, 2020
    I can’t find any definitive sources. Some websites say it is toxic to livestock but there are not many sources and I didn’t find any specific to goats.
    Does anyone have a reliable answer? Or personal experience?
    I appreciate any responses.
  2. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Not sure maybe others can be of more help.

  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Oh you mean this stuff?

    We have that at the edge of two of our pastures. The goats don't really touch it unless there's nothing else. I have seen them occasionally nibble it. No idea if it's supposed to be poisonous, but I've had goats on it for a year and never had a problem.
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  4. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Something I want to add is that sometimes a plant can be listed as questionably poisonous and yet can be found in pastures where goats are and never be a problem as long as it is not their main source of food. I would be concerned if it was basically the only thing they have available, but when my pastures get eaten down, I am sure to supply adequate hay so that they are not eating plants they shouldn't be eating as their main diet. Just something to keep in mind.