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Re: [RC] [RC] Alfalfa Pellets - Laurie Durgin

I read about a barn that got a bag of alphlfa cubes that had blister beetles in them and some horses died.It was in Horse Illustrated or something last year.






From: "Bonnie Davis" <horsecamping@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,"Lif Strand" <lif@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC]   Alfalfa Pellets
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 19:24:44 -0800

There probably have been blister beetles in alfalfa used for pelleting
already. But pelleting 'kills' the bugs and then they're ground up, heated
and in the pelleting process the heating process for pelleting reaches a 180
degrees and hotter. Not much 'bug' left by then.....


Bonnie Davis


----- Original Message ----- From: "Lif Strand" <lif@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 3:08 PM Subject: Re: [RC] Alfalfa Pellets


> I am curious what the possibility is of blister beetles getting in alfalfa
> being used for pelleting. Has this ever happened? Could it happen? If
> not, why not?
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