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Re: [RC] [RC] Ride trick to try re: feed/H20 - Beth Walker

Not a scientist here - though I do have a Zoology degree :) - but my experience for wet hay has been that it is OK for about 3-4 hours -- in cool/moderate temperatures. Seems that if it sits more than that, it starts to smell sour, and most horses won't eat it then.

On Apr 29, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Karen Sullivan wrote:

Hi Ranelle,
Soaked hay is a just great idea....along with beet pulp and anyway to get them to drink, take in moistened, feel etc.

I have tried this for awhile, but it always reminds me of what we did back in middle school science class.....anyone remember the
"hay infusion" experiment? Take dried grass or hay, and put in water, a day or so later, zillions of protozoa to look at under the microscope....

So....I do worry about spoilage with wet hay or the water it soaks in... can any scientists or vets collent on the "shelf life" of soaked hay or the nutrient rich (and "bug" rich) water broth?


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[RC] Ride trick to try re: feed/H20, Ranelle Rubin
Re: [RC] [RC] Ride trick to try re: feed/H20, Karen Sullivan