February 24, 2016

Molded Hay

It happens on occasion.  Hay can mold if not baled perfectly dry and if stored improperly.  Luckily this was only one section of a small bale.  All the other hay was fine.

If I ever come across hay that is really tightly bound I make sure to inspect it closely.  This one was pretty obvious and pretty fuzzy in areas

I figured I'd post the pictures since when I was first a horse owner I was so worried about moldy hay and that I might miss seeing a moldy section and accidentally feed a horse.  Well, most of the times it's pretty easy to see.  Hopefully this pictures show what to look for.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing! Indeed knowing what mouldy hay looks like and how to identify it is very important to our equine friends' health! Some great photos.