Avocado grass has been found to be harmful to livestock. In a study report published in MSD Manual, a journal that provides information on veterinary medicine, it is said that the leaves, fruit, seeds and peel of avocado contain a harmful substance called persin and it is said not to be given to animals.
The most poisonous substances are found in the leaves. According to the report, persin also affects cattle, goats, horses, rabbits, dogs and other animals and birds. In addition to causing problems in the mammary glands of mammals, some of them are sterility when eating avocado grass. Such animals may also suffer from vomiting and diarrhea.
Since there is no system for treatment after problems due to persin found in avocados, treatment should be based on the symptoms. In the study report, it is also stated in the report that when animals are fed avocado grass and fruit, the production of animals decreases and the animal may die, so it is advisable not to feed grass. Avocado planting is also increasing in the rural areas of Nepal. Farmers say that goats and other four-legged animals like avocado grass.