Horse Hives

I glanced at the pastured horses on my way to the barn. I stopped when I came to Sport. He had hives…small swollen bumps on his neck and chest. They were various sizes, with the largest about the size of a nickel.

He had been fine the night before.

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Horses And Alfalfa

Is alfalfa best hay for horses?

The word alfalfa comes from the Arabic word “alfasfasha”. Loosely translated it means “the best fodder”.
But, is it?

Alfalfa is high in protein. Crude protein of alfalfa harvested during the bud stage can be as high as 19.0 – 20.0 percent.

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