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Backinwellies

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Rodedendron poisoning .
« on: January 12, 2017, 08:18:36 am »
Just spent 3 harrowing days nursing our 3 goatlings. They escaped and managed to chew on a Rododendron bush. 

For anyone not experienced this ..... Floaming at mouth projectile vomiting and pitiful crying.

A midnight vet call out of 2 hours (roll on the bill!) and a very uncertain outcome.   This morning all three ate some hay so I am now hopeful that Millie, Molly and (no prizes for guessing) Mandy are making a full recovery.     

Rododendron bush already cut to ground!
Linda

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harmony

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 08:46:49 am »
How awful for you. I do hope they all make a full recovery.  :fc: 

TracyC

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 08:55:26 am »
How sad for all of you - fingers crossed for full and healthy recovery

Rosemary

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 10:38:07 am »
 :fc: for a complete recovery

in the hills

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 11:29:20 am »
 :hug:

It is really horrible. Lost 2 of our sheep a few years ago when a neighbour threw clippings against a boundary fence to a height such that they fell into our field.

Still feel upset when I think about their suffering. Rest of the flock pulled through.

Fingers crossed for your goats. Our sheep that started eating again did all make a full recovery so a good sign.  :fc:

Beeducked

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 06:42:10 pm »
I almost lost one of mine to piris japonica which is about the same. Really horrible, vomiting, unable to stand. Really thought we were going to lose her from just a couple of tiny leaves. Took about 3 days for her to get over it but once she was eating it was all on the way up!


Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 12:35:54 am »
Nearly lost my first goat to a laurel bush which had much the same effects except she didn't cry pitifully, she bellowed in pain. I was practically crying with her. Then went through the sleepless night  having been told by the vet that the first 24 hours was the crucial time.


Thankfully, she pulled through and it sounds like yours are on the mend. Hope they are soon well enough to try to escape and do it again. (except it's not there to eat now.)

Backinwellies

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 11:58:54 am »
 :excited:  all goaties now looking much better and eating loads.
Linda

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Penninehillbilly

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 01:10:56 pm »
Good to hear they are on the mend.
I have quietly cut a couple of Rhodies down here till they died, but OH likes them, so there are a few about, maybe time for another to either move or die.
Had a close call with Laurel at Christmas, but luckily I caught them just before they started on it, goats can't get to that area again,
Trouble is its a very good windbreak in a windy area.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 11:44:19 pm by penninehillbilly »

Beeducked

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 07:36:37 pm »
Have to say I would now never tolerate laurel, rhodie or anything related here any more.


Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Rodedendron poisoning .
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 11:40:12 pm »
Nor me. The day after Flo was ill, I was out digging up that laurel (which had roots through to Australia) and making sure there wasn't a single leaf lying on the ground. She'd only taken on small bite from one leaf,

 

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