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    02-14-2009, 02:49 PM
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Foal
Question How long do I soak the hay?????

So I had the vet out last Friday because Lakota Blue had a runny nose for a few days and a cough. My vet says he has a dust allergy and my hay needs to be soaked. Here is the problem Lakota doesn't like the wet hay!!! I soaked it and left it in the water he won't eat it. If I just dunk it, he will but I am not sure I am getting all the dust off..........any help would be appreciated because he is a hard keeper I need him to eat as much as he can.
Thanks in advance
Lizz
     
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    02-14-2009, 05:59 PM
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Foal
Bump.... sorry just worried
     
    02-14-2009, 06:49 PM
  #3
Yearling
You want to soak hay for at least 30 minutes. You can spray it with a hose and get it wet, but it doesn't actually really get into the hay until it's been sitting in water for a while. That's what my vet told me when I had to soak hay for a colic episode. :)
Hope that helps!
If the dust allergy is really bad, you can try switching his hay to hay alternatives, like hay cubes etc.
     
    02-14-2009, 08:22 PM
  #4
Foal
Oh thanks so much for answering me.......when you say hay cubes do you mean alfalfa? How much would yu give a thousand pound horse who is not an easy keeper???
     
    02-14-2009, 11:00 PM
  #5
Yearling
They may make ones that aren't alfalfa, but cubes come in different sizes/weight, so the back of the back should tell you how much to feed your guy. :) Beat pulp is also a cheap way to give a horse a lot of digestible fiber, and I feed it to my hard keeper through the show season. For Beat pulp, usually 2-3 cups of dry beat pulp is good for an 1,000 pound horse. (you have to soak it!)
     

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