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Captain Evil 01-17-2013 08:44 PM

Lupines for horses?
 
I have just seen that some horses are fed lupines. Is this a European/New Zealand thing? Are they talking about the same lupines we have here in Maine, tall, pretty flowers? What are they good for and what kind of horse would benefit from lupines?

nvr2many 01-17-2013 08:45 PM

I thought they were poisonous to horses. Hum. Back to google.

nvr2many 01-17-2013 08:47 PM

Yep, thought so.

Lupine: A Poisonous Plant for Horses

cmarie 01-17-2013 08:52 PM

I have always heard they were poisonous too.

stevenson 01-17-2013 08:59 PM

the Lupines that grow in CA are toxic. But the plant family for lupines etc are big and it really depends on a lot of things.

Captain Evil 01-17-2013 09:03 PM

I'm only on a tablet so searching stuff is hard, but some plant called "lupine" is fed, seemingly mostly in Australia. I am going to assume that it is a different plant than our North American lupines...

Which are quite beautiful.
And which grow like weeds.
And which grow like crazy right next to Ahab's paddock.... i may have to do something about this...

Captain Evil 01-17-2013 09:04 PM

No, "Lupins" are fed to horses somewhere; We in North America have "Lupines".

verona1016 01-17-2013 10:47 PM

Hadn't heard of those before, seems like they're most common in Australia

Lupins in Horse Feeds | Barastoc Horse

loosie 01-23-2013 11:47 PM

OK, just read this thread, so maybe different names in different areas, but I was going to say here in Oz, lupins are a legume often fed to horses, but lupinEs wouldn't be good for horses, because they're herbivores, not wolf-eaters!:lol::-P

Captain Evil 01-26-2013 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loosie (Post 1858847)
OK, just read this thread, so maybe different names in different areas, but I was going to say here in Oz, lupins are a legume often fed to horses, but lupinEs wouldn't be good for horses, because they're herbivores, not wolf-eaters!:lol::-P

Hah hah...:lol:


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