November 11, 2013 - Nutrition: Fescue Toxicosis

  • November 19, 2013
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by Janice L. Holland, PHD

Horse owners know the drill when it comes to keeping their charges safe and sound: Beware of sharp edges, slippery mud, contaminated equipment. But what happens when danger lurks in the very grass your horses graze? The ever-popular tall fescue grass, for instance, contains a fungus that can be toxic to pregnant mares and, potentially, exercising horses. This article will discuss fescue toxicosis as a health concern and ways to avoid it.

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