Fescue Hay

Fescue Hay

Post by Tara » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:08:58


Anyone here feed fescue hay? Do horses typically find it palatable? Do you
have trouble keeping weight on your horse with fescue hay that you find
isn't a problem with other hays? Fescue is the only hay I can get
(hopefully, finding it and getting it here may be a problem) that Cash isn't
allergic to.

We started allergy shots today but there's a risk of increased activity with
the uveitis since we're stressing his immune system with more quantities of
the things he's allergic to. Besides timothy, orchard, bermuda and bahia
(which is what's in my pastures) he's also allergic to alfalfa. All of the
hays in my area are one of the above. I want to remove as many allergens as
I can from his diet in an effort to keep the uveitis managed.

Tara

 
 
 

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Post by John Hasle » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:21:03

Quote:
Tara writes:
> Besides timothy, orchard, bermuda and bahia (which is what's in my
> pastures) he's also allergic to alfalfa. All of the hays in my area
> are one of the above

We're getting beet pulp pellets for about $8.00/hundredweight.

--
John Hasler                Boarding, Lessons, Training

Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

 
 
 

Fescue Hay

Post by Tara » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:49:47


Quote:
> Tara writes:
>> Besides timothy, orchard, bermuda and bahia (which is what's in my
>> pastures) he's also allergic to alfalfa. All of the hays in my area
>> are one of the above

> We're getting beet pulp pellets for about $8.00/hundredweight.

Ohh, that's cheap! I carry beet pulp shreds w/molasses at $15.00/bag. I
believe it's a 30lb bag. Cash gets a 3qt scoop (dry volume) of beet pulp 2x
per day with his grain since he's been consistently back under saddle. I
could offer him a lunch of beet pulp when he has to be in the stall all day
while the others get hay but would need something to add back in lacking
phosporoush wouldn't I?

Tara

 
 
 

Fescue Hay

Post by Sue » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 03:11:54


Quote:


> > Tara writes:
> >> Besides timothy, orchard, bermuda and bahia (which is what's in my
> >> pastures) he's also allergic to alfalfa. All of the hays in my area
> >> are one of the above

> > We're getting beet pulp pellets for about $8.00/hundredweight.

> Ohh, that's cheap! I carry beet pulp shreds w/molasses at $15.00/bag. I
> believe it's a 30lb bag. Cash gets a 3qt scoop (dry volume) of beet pulp 2x
> per day with his grain since he's been consistently back under saddle. I
> could offer him a lunch of beet pulp when he has to be in the stall all day
> while the others get hay but would need something to add back in lacking
> phosporoush wouldn't I?

> Tara

Can he eat oats? Oats work well with beet pulp as they are high in
phosphorus
and a good concentrate for horses in that they are not heavy in NSCs.
If oats
are not among his list of allergans I'd probably go that way.

Sue

 
 
 

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Post by Hunter Hampto » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 03:22:13

Quote:

>Anyone here feed fescue hay? Do horses typically find it palatable? Do you
>have trouble keeping weight on your horse with fescue hay that you find
>isn't a problem with other hays? Fescue is the only hay I can get
>(hopefully, finding it and getting it here may be a problem) that Cash isn't
>allergic to.

That's all I fed in SC, my boys love it.  

Hunter

 
 
 

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Post by Tara » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 04:18:53


Can he eat oats? Oats work well with beet pulp as they are high in
phosphorus
and a good concentrate for horses in that they are not heavy in NSCs.
If oats
are not among his list of allergans I'd probably go that way.

Sue

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His grain has oats in it and he gets 3qts (3.5lbs) of it twice a day with
the beet pulp. If that's the case with the phosphorus then giving him a meal
of just beet pulp for busy/bulk in the afternoons should be ok.

Tara

 
 
 

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Post by Tara » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 04:20:36


Quote:

> That's all I fed in SC, my boys love it.

> Hunter

Good to know! I'm having trouble finding it without driving to Monroe, NC or
similar.

Tara

 
 
 

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Post by Hunter Hampto » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 04:31:48

Quote:

>Good to know! I'm having trouble finding it without driving to Monroe, NC or
>similar.

>Tara

I got it from a farmer also in NC, but no closer for you.

Hunter