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Re: Sudan Verses oat hay

Hi Cajunn,

It is my understanding that Sudan hay is toxic and can lead to urinary problems, muscle weakness, and liver disease. Same is true for sorghum grass.

So, it's not worth the risk.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Hi Doc Juliet,
Hi Doc,
My question is; Is Sudan hay good to feed to a horse. Breed Thoroughbred/Tenn walker.
The hay prices have gone outrageous in Arizon like anywhere else I thought about oat hay but it is large and Stemmmy even though it is green and pretty. The horses like it, but Can I feed Sudan instead? It is cheaper than bermuda and it was cut at the right time according to the salesman so it is not toxic.
Sign Mrs. Cajunn

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio