Is hemp dogbane toxic

Asked July 22, 2018, 12:53 PM EDT

A local farmer baled some grass hay that contains hemp dogbane (he first thought it was milkweed buta county agronomist identified it as dogbane). He offered to sell me the hay at a reasonable price but we have sheep, lambs, minihorses and foals.

I have not been able to rule out the toxic effect it might have. Can you help?

VR

Jim


Perry County Pennsylvania pastures and forages

1 Response

Below is information that I found online regarding hemp dogbane.

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales. Hemp dogbane, sometimes called Indian hemp, grows throughout most of North America.