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    04-22-2012, 01:38 PM
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Foal
Should I water dusty hay?

We have a lot of dusty first cutting hay. It has never gotten rained on or wet. And I don't think its moldy....it just seems kind of dusty. I don't think it was dusty when we bought it. Should I spray it with a little water before I feed it to the horses?
     
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    04-22-2012, 01:48 PM
  #2
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PaintMare    
We have a lot of dusty first cutting hay. It has never gotten rained on or wet. And I don't think its moldy....it just seems kind of dusty. I don't think it was dusty when we bought it. Should I spray it with a little water before I feed it to the horses?
I would it helps the dust to settle.. Just a very fine mist and then fluff up the hay...
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    04-22-2012, 11:20 PM
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Green Broke
Yes, please water it. It will help prevent the horses from inhaling and possibly irritating their airways/lungs. I am currently doing this now as a precaution because I was in too much of a hurry when I did have a couple of dusty bales to water them and my horses have irritated lungs now.
     

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