White dutch clover poisonous for goats?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Sundari, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Sundari

    Sundari New Member

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I was planning on using white dutch clover as the cover crop for my garden paths this year. Then I think I read somewhere (not sure where) that white clover is toxic for goats. Does anyone know if this is true? I'm not planning on letting the goats loose in my garden :), but even so I don't want to have a plant around that's harmful.

    If white clover is toxic, are the other clovers ok?

    Thanks,
    Sundari
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  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    What I found here: http://www.goatworld.com/health/plants/ ... over.shtml

     

  3. Sundari

    Sundari New Member

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    Thanks a million, Stacey - I really appreciate it! I'm such a newbie I haven't yet been to goatworld.com. I'll have to check it out!

    -Sundari
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you are welcome.

    So as long as they dont eat it when it is damp or dewy it looks to be safe. and even if they do eat it the toxidity is low.
     
  5. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    White clover contains anti coagulants and therefore is known to thin the blood in livestock. It is also high in copper. Red clover is fine, we have it in our pastures and a bit in the hay we grow.