It's that time of year, spring is coming.  Along with that comes widely fluctuating temperatures that will affect our grass.  When the temp is below 40 degrees at night, then warms up during the day, beware!  Our horses that are prone to laminitis must be watched carefully.  Turnout early in the morning, bring in off the grass by 11:00 am.  Sugar in the grass increases throughout the day, with afternoon being the worst time of the day for high sugar content.  Grazing muzzles are a good tool to avoid horses getting too much of this sweet spring grass.  Dry lot paddocks are a good way to keep them from laminits and founder. 

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