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Has anyone ever fed sudan grass to horses after it has been cured in baleage. I know it is deadly if grazed but, after curing is it safe for them.

Klaus Karbaumer says 2015-09-23 15:36:39 (CST)



I occasionally feed fresh cut Johnson grass to my horses - they love it- without any negative consequences. I believe it's the same as Sudan grass, but I have never fed it as hay- takes too long to cure.


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Klaus Karbaumer says 2015-09-23 15:49:11 (CST)



While Johnson grass is also a sorghum ( sorghum halepense) it appears NOT to be the same as Sudan grass as I stated first. I looked up Sudan grass and found that it is a sorghum hybrid. I wouldn't feed it as hay .


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dbarker says 2015-09-24 21:54:51 (CST)



Interesting question, I've never heard of anyone feeding any kind of haylage to horses. Has anyone ever heard of/done this? It would be about the same as feeding silage.

Dave


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Matt says 2015-09-25 14:02:32 (CST)



I know nothing about Sudan grass, but I can tell you that horses fed "bale age" or "haulage" or silage without being vaccinated against botulism run a serious risk of dying of botulism.


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vince mautino says 2015-09-28 08:43:34 (CST)



Here is a good piece of documentation on that.

forages.tamu.edu/PDF/Nitrate.pdf


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