Can horses cope with sudden cold weather?
Horses can survive and even thrive in what we consider to be very inhospitable conditions, but they do need plenty of feed to fuel them and keep them warm.
Hemlock, a highly toxic plant, appears to be growing in abundance this year. Hemlock and cow parsley look similar. Although cow parsley is safe and tasty for our horses, hemlock is very poisonous and can be fatal even in small quantities.
There are some differences between the two plants, and hemlock can be identified as follows:
As always, our Feed Line are available to offer feeding advice and management suggestions on 01728 604 008. You can also request a free Feed Plan by completing our online form.