Toxic Plants

A Stupid Vet Joke

This story was originally published on my vet school blog, “Wet Cleanup on Aisle 5.”

What plant causes more cattle deaths than any other plant in the US each year?

This is what our toxicology professor asked us on day one.


“You really have to be thinking about the question,” he said.

And finally, someone got it:

A slaughter plant.

About The Author

LaShelle Easton is a veterinarian, animal communicator, and author who hates describing herself in those terms because they put her in a box and leave out the fun stuff, like budding guitar player, chocoholic, tea lover, bookworm, crazy cat lady, computer geek, dinosaur fan… She lives on the edge of the North Cascades with The World’s Greatest Husband and their woggledog, cats, chickens, and sloth.

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  1. Regarding your captcha: I debated between unicorn, horse, and pony, but I think I got it right.

    I didn’t have anything useful to say, I just wanted to let you know that I was reading your blog and found it interesting. (You were on a list of top veterinary blogs somewhere.)


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