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Hay Cubes vs Haylage

There are often times when feeding good quality hay is not practical or possible. Under drought conditions, local hay may be difficult to obtain, or the quality may not be ideal for your horse. Traveling with your horse may require you to bring your own feed, and sometimes big bales of hay are prohibitive, simply because of their volume and size. And, of course, horses with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or heaves, may be highly sensitive to dusts and moulds found in long-stem, baled hay. In these situations, hay alternatives such as hay cubes or haylage may be considered. Hay Cubes Hay cubes are the result of dried hay being cut up, processed and packaged into a dense cube. The cubes are typically a bit more than an inch in diameter and can vary in length (from about a half-inch to several inches). The hay stem particles can, therefore, also…

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