Fescue again

Fescue again

Post by Dennis O'Connor x49 » Tue, 29 Oct 1991 16:33:37

Well, I checked my wifes textbooks for info on Fescue. I didn't
find anything on the fungus mentioned ( but the textbooks are
all 5-10 years old, so maybe it wasn't known then ).

However, I did find another fescue problem. In spring and early
summer, fescue contains a high level of an alkaloid that is
toxic to horses. This alkaloid isn't as present in late summer
or fall. Fortuneately, fescue has a lower palatability than
most other pasturages, so horses don't usually eat much of
it if the fescue is only a minor component of the forage available.
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