I don't think wild onion or garlic could make anyone sick- it would just give the milk an icky taste.
Here is some info on snakeroot. A cow will only eat it when starving, so I wouldn't worry. I would look up a list of plants that are toxic to livestock in your state. I regularly walk my pastures to check for morning glory- it can kill cows.
Post by Crawford in Ohio on May 18, 2007 11:34:47 GMT -5
If I remember correctly, Abraham Lincoln's mother died after drinking milk from a cow that had eaten snakeroot.
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