Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

Be cautious when using mature hay for bedding pregnant mares. It is not uncommon for horses to eat some of their bedding, especially if it is hay, and ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.

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