Reducing the extra body fat on our horses is the best, if not the only, way to improve and eliminate metabolic syndrome. But is there a cost to their health in the increased production of molds with mycotoxins when doing this?
I attended a symposium by the European Equine Health & Nutrition Congress in the Netherlands that addresses molds and mycotoxins in forage. I thought this would be where I could get all the answers to horse owners’ questions about mold development in soaked hay. However, all I got was confusion and a few evidence-based answers. The clearest explanation I received, which was directed to my question asked in the Q&A section, was given by a representative of the hay steaming company Haygain.
If you are frustrated at the end of this podcast, I understand, as I am frustrated too. However, I gained some insights and some validation too.