Plant poisoning issues after a flood

Flooding or high rainfall can cause the growth or increased abundance of many toxic plants. These plants can be harmful, or in some cases fatal, to livestock, so it's important that you take care to minimise risks.

If you notice a plant you are not familiar with, you should have it identified as soon as possible so action can be taken if needed.  

If you identify unknown or known toxic plants, be careful with how you proceed to eradicate or treat these plants.  

This guide explains some of the most common poisonous plants you may see post-flooding, the signs that you may see in poisoned animals, and the ways you can identify and treat poisonous plants on your property.