Mature Hay Bedding has Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

With budgets tight, a number of horse farm managers have reduced costs by using a hay harvest of overmature grass pastures for bedding. On the surface it makes sense to bed stalls with this stemmy hay. But be cautious when using it for pregnant mares in their last trimesters. Some horses eat their bedding, especially if it is hay, and ergovaline (an alkaloid produced by a fungus t

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