Grass sicknessRSS feed

Posted: Monday 8 November, 2010

by Rosemary at 3:29pm in Equines 1 comment Add your own

When the vet was here on Friday, he slipped into the conversation that Barry is the world eipcentre for equine grass sickness. Hmm, don't rememebr seeing THAT in the Home Report. The story is that horses stationed at Barry Buddon army camp brought it back from the Crimean War. Hey ho.

The vet did go on to say that young horses were more at risk and that feeding long fibre ie hay all year is thought to help prevent it. We feed hay all year because there is so little grass on the track, so fingers crossed that we'll be OK.



Wednesday 10 November, 2010 at 8:27pm

will keep everything crossed for you also, i suppose its better to know, then you can take steps to prevent it, like your track. good luck

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