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  • Are dandelions harmful to cattle or horses

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    02-25-2010, 06:08 PM
My guys eat dandelions on a regular basis for close to 15 years now. No stringhalt issues.
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    02-25-2010, 06:30 PM
Dandelion leaves are a diuretic, so they can contribute to dehydration. They're also full of potassium, so HYPP horses must be kept away from them.
    02-25-2010, 06:51 PM
RUN!!!!!!!! Its a......dun dun dun...... DANDELION! *runs screaming from puffy dandelion*


I think its ok in moderation for horses, but for me, I personally like Sourgrass better,lol :)
    02-25-2010, 07:00 PM
Interesting thread!
    06-08-2013, 06:36 AM
Dandelions ARE Deadly... LOL

Fascinating responses here. And ultimately everyone has the best interests of their horses in mind....

With that said, education is critical so people can make the right decisions for themselves.

You can see the nutritional profile of a dandelion here.

What really SHOCKS me tho'...

There's a lot of concern about this natural plant that has volumes of data detailing its health benefits.

But NO one's mentioned the dangerous chemicals that they may be feeding to their horses right now.

Some are even carcinogens.

Yea... some horse products actually have cancer causing chemicals in them.
I'll bet everyone is familiar with many of these potentially dangerous products or at least the companies that produce/market them.
We are talking some seriously ugly ingredients here...

Companies like Farnham, Smart Pak, Finish Line, Vita flex and others too.

Here are the scary details...
    06-08-2013, 07:26 PM
It's in our food too.
    06-12-2013, 12:05 PM
And yet we live on!
    06-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Walter loooooves dandelions! His favorite treat when we are out grazing.
    06-12-2013, 12:50 PM
I recently asked my vet about this. My donk will search for dandelions when being hand grazed. My vet said they are wonderful for equine, but to watch for mold on the leaves. It will look like white dust & said that usually only happens when we are in drought conditions
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