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May 17, 2002

Report from Jimmy Henning, Extension Forage Specialist
Department of Agronomy
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Pasture Update and Recommendations

Many questions have been raised about whether it is safe to increase time on pasture for mares or mares and foals. Based on extensive pasture sampling, consultation with practicing veterinarians, last year’s history and current field observations, the following are considered the best facts and recommendations regarding pasture use at this time.

It should be clearly understood that following these recommendations cannot guarantee that subsequent cases of MRLS will not occur, but should greatly reduce the risk.

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