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Are azelea plants poisonous to cattle? I was curious because I was gonna turn my cattle into a new pasture in July that has an old homesite with azelea plants.
 

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Yes they are. Under normal circumstances they wont eat them, but if they are unfamiliar with them or if the area gets overgrazed they may browse on them. I have a line of azaleas along a fence but my cows never eat them. There are also native azaleas growing on the farm that the cows dont eat. pretty much anything a cow doesnt eat is poisonous or either has thorns.
 
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I was always told that azeleas were poisonous to humans, but wild cherries were lethal to cattle.
 

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Wilted leaves from wild cherry are toxic to cattle

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Copenhagen & Shiner Bock":drcprv2w said:
I was always told that azeleas were poisonous to humans, but wild cherries were lethal to cattle.
 

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dun":15p9y2k7 said:
Wilted leaves from wild cherry are toxic to cattle

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Copenhagen & Shiner Bock":15p9y2k7 said:
I was always told that azeleas were poisonous to humans, but wild cherries were lethal to cattle.

Yea I was going to put a sign by Black cherry trees in the pasture so the cows would know not to eat them. I have two huge cherry trees in the pasture betwwen hogs,cows, and birds if you want a cherry you better catch it on the way down.
 

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