Learn about common toxic plants and how to prevent, diagnose and manage poisoning in cattle and other livestock.

Ingesting toxic plants and unsuitable feed supplements such as bread (or grains in small ruminants) can cause serious health problems for livestock.

Often, the greatest risk is when you have moved animals to a new paddock, or during drought when pastures are poor and food is scarce.

The best prevention is to eliminate weeds from your property. Treatment is not always successful (or possible) and can be very expensive.

Types of toxic plants