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Re: RC: Fescue

hi Claudia!
Although I haven't used the new fescue on the market, some of the reading 
I've done says, yes, it is safe for pregnant mares, but there's a hitch.
If your pastures had the old fescue in them, strong as it is, it will take 
over within five years of your reseeding project, EVEN, i'm told, if you 
think you have eradicated it completely.
here in northwest arkansas we can use the hormone (?) domperidone as an 
anti-endophyte treatment for a mare who has been on fescue.  I have used that 
for a couple of mares, but i thought their gestations went longer than the 
norm, and in one i thought the placenta was thicker than the norm.  however, 
she delivered a healthy filly and had milk.  but i was present at the birth 
and removed the placenta from the filly's face. 
hope this helps,

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