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BRIEF: Are chokecherries poisonous to goats?


QUESTION:
Are chokecherries poisonous to goats or other livestock?

ANSWER:

From Mark in Fort Collins, CO: We had a situation last summer where we lost 13 does in one afternoon, after a thunderstorm/hailstorm had bruised up the leaves of a patch of fresh, young shoots of chokecherries (prunus spp.) they then grazed and died forthwith. (They had been grazing this land for several weeks before the storm, and for several weeks the previous summer, without problem.)