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post #1 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Moldy Hay?

A few months back I bought a bale of hay for my horse. A few nights later it heavily rained. Days later I went to put my horse away and I grabbed some hay but it was completely moldy, all over ( I put the hay in the stable when I bought it) Turns out there's a leak in the roof.
Anyway, I decided not to waste it so I spread it on the floor of the chicken/duck cage for them to lay on. But my horse somehow got into the cage and started eating the moldy hay ( I don't know for how long she was doing it before I found her and stopped her).

I'm quite worried, will she get sick from the hay?

( Also the days in between the rain and putting her back in the stable I hadn't fed her the hay yet, so she didn't eat the moldy hay then, just now)

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Watch her closely. If any concern, call the vet. Keep her out of the henhouse ;)

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Watch her closely. If any concern, call the vet. Keep her out of the henhouse ;)
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Haha yess that's the plan

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Watch for nasal discharge and coughing, (heaves). I hate to say it, but many horses have had moldy hay on accident at some point in their lives. The mold spores are the cause for concern in the respiratory system. It can cause colic, so if you think there is an issue you want to listen for gut noises often. Next time you have moldy hay, get it OUT of your barn because it may be moldy from being wet - and that can cause combustion (it happened to a barn about 5 years ago where I am from, the whole barn burnt, horses died, etc). Give it to a cow farmer, cows and sheep can eat moldy hay and that way its not for waste.
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Watch for nasal discharge and coughing, (heaves). I hate to say it, but many horses have had moldy hay on accident at some point in their lives. The mold spores are the cause for concern in the respiratory system. It can cause colic, so if you think there is an issue you want to listen for gut noises often. Next time you have moldy hay, get it OUT of your barn because it may be moldy from being wet - and that can cause combustion (it happened to a barn about 5 years ago where I am from, the whole barn burnt, horses died, etc). Give it to a cow farmer, cows and sheep can eat moldy hay and that way its not for waste.
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I have been watching her and she seems to be okay.
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