Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What's Lurking in Your Forage? - Full Article

By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
Nov 9, 2015

Find out what contaminants could hurt your horses

The hay delivery truck has just pulled out of the drive, leaving behind stacks of expensive hay bales that are a leafy, verdant green, void of obvious mold, and … mmm … they smell so fresh! But wait, how do you know this is the best possible hay for your horse? Could there be hidden horrors lurking within?

Equine nutritionists say the answer is a resounding yes. From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants...

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