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Re: [RC] Feeding grass clippings - Heidi Smith

Is it safe to feed fresh grass clippings to horses?  My brother-in-law
next door and when he mows, he collects several handfuls of fresh grass
clippings to give to my horses.  I personally don't feel they need
anything more
than what I feed them, but I don't want to cause hard feelings if it's not
harmful.  Any hard data on this?  Thanks.

Haven't seen an answer to this one, so I'll chime in.  In a word, NO.  In a
small quantity (handful sort of thing) as a treat there isn't likely any
harm in it, but in quantity, grass clippings have a tendency to impact and
ferment, causing some pretty nasty colics.


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