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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I have two pastures ... one of them has three very large oak trees in it. Millions of acorns fell this year and I took my horses off of the pasture. I am trying to get the acorns up off the ground, however even with my best efforts there will still be some out there. Do acorns ever biodegrade enough to be safe for my horses if they eat a few?

Where are you from? georgia

How did you locate this forum? web search

Re: acorns

Hi Kim,

No, I'm afraid they don't biodegrade, so it is best to get rid of as many as possible. If they eat a few, there is really no need to worry. It's only if they have access to a continual supply of oak leaves and acorns, do you see permanent liver damage.

All the best,

Dr. Getty