Horse intake of spring grass limited by grazing muzzle (Spring agriculture pets ). Photo by DataPilot

Horse intake of spring grass limited by grazing muzzle

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Saturday May 9, 2009

Caption: Here in western Oregon, the grass grows so quickly this time of year that we have to limit horses' grazing intake or risk serious illness. One way to accomplish this is for high-risk horses to wear a grazing muzzle. The muzzled horse has to graze through a 1-inch hole, which significantly slows down their grass intake. While they don't like the muzzle -- who would?! -- it give them the freedom to run and socialize with their herdmates, while significantly lowering their risk of founder.

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