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  • Are grass clippings bad for horses

 
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    04-24-2007, 11:58 PM
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grass clippings

Ok as you can tell I live in kansas and were sort of in a hay shortage around my area, I live near where the 10 tornato's droped on in protection ks last night and thought I would take a drive to see the damage only to find my self on a dirt road i've never been on before ( in a field on a dirt road...sence of direction is way off) only to come upond a small farm with a horse out in a pen and a ancent woman dropping the last bag of clippings of grass from mowing her lawn, the horse looked very thin but guessing from it....the horse was the same age as the woman , this was a perfect opp to ask how to get back to the 160 and take a closer look at her horse...yep just skin and bones....my question and it might sound stupid but isn't grass clippings bad for horses???
     
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    04-25-2007, 01:38 AM
  #2
Foal
Mm, yes very much so. But I think only if it's been sitting for awhile after being cut and if it's wet. If it was fresh cut and dumped I suppose he may be ok. Better than no food at all, right? Something to do w' the nitrate levels in the grass after it gets cut, they get to dangerously high levels if not dried and spread proper, that and the oil from the lawn mower....probably not good for added seasonings. :(
     
    04-25-2007, 04:20 PM
  #3
Foal
Grass clipping are very dangerous as they start fermenting almost immediately. Also vast quantities can be consumed in a very short time so colic etc can occur very quickly. Oil from the mower is also toxic.
     

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