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Kay26 01-04-2011 10:53 AM

Anyone else have a horse that can't eat haylage?
My 11 year old tb can't get haylage as it gives him a sore tum and makes him colicly. Tryed mixing half hay half haylage but he still gets a sore tummy and in a few occasions properly colicked, luckily he recovered. So Hugo is banned from haylage and gets only hay, but it's a pain as haylage is more plentyful round here than hay. I'm not sure why he colics, I'm assuming its just too strong for him. So I was wondering if anyone else has had similar problem? Sorry for the lack of paragraphs, wrote this on my blackberry. Kay
Posted via Mobile Device ETA: he has been omn hay only for 3 years now with no problems

Super Nova 01-04-2011 11:02 AM

Well haylage is not really meant for horses (I do know that some people do feed it)......but I can understand why your guy can't handle is basically hay that has started to I would imagine that it is really high in sugar due to the fermentation process.

Super Nova

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