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Native Grasses for Horses

I was very excited to see an Australian native grass seed company that has several pasture mixes for horses to help prevent laminitis. Most pasture seed sold at your local produce store is designed for food production so beef, lamb, and dairy animals make the end product faster. These predominantly ryegrass and clover mixes are …

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Watch for Laminitis

It’s that time of year again. If you’re in an area that has enough rainfall to grow grass, then as soon as the weather changes to allow that, be sure to know the best strategies to keep your horse safe.  Laminitis can sneak up on you, but knowing the early signs which may include (but …

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Grass and Clover issues

Why you should avoid too much clover/red clover in a horse’s pasture/hay. Clovers can be associated with less common conditions in horses such as photosensitivity and liver disease. The specific toxins that cause these conditions have not yet been identified and are hypothesized to be either mycotoxins or secondary plant metabolites that are produced only …

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