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Why Livestock Die From Eating Poisonous Plants

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Animals come with a built-in mechanism to protect themselves from eating poisonous things. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and what you can do to keep your livestock safe.

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Animals choose what to eat and what to avoid based on the food’s palatability. But there’
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  1. Janet McNally says:

    Great article. Many many years ago I was at a forage and grasslands council conference in Montana, and someone gave a presentation that the bio feedback in sheep was a fraction of a second, that they could detect a poisonous plant while still chewing it, and spit it out. Would be a good addition to this article to see if that study can be found.

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