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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: shaneatwell on January 29, 2019, 06:12:55 PM

Title: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: shaneatwell on January 29, 2019, 06:12:55 PM
I'm planting some trees next to neighbors with horses and cows. Eventually the fruits and leaves will reach their yards. As far as temperate and subtropical fruits/nuts, what's safe and what's beneficial? I've done a bit of searching and it seems that horses will like Carob and the leaves of Mulberry. Walnuts are a no-no. So is Bay Laurel. Most fruits not recommended? It looks like syzygium is ok, maybe even beneficial. Cloves are part of a herbal deworming product.

Other ideas?
Title: Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: Pashenkaz on February 06, 2019, 04:50:31 AM
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Title: Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: forumfool on February 08, 2019, 06:08:01 PM
Paw paw are common next to cow pasture the poop piles attract the types of flies that pollinate them
Title: Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: pvaldes on March 29, 2019, 10:58:26 AM
The seabuckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides has been seen since long time ago as a remedy for ill horses and a really healthy food for them (hence the Hippo part in the genus. Hippos = Horse in greek). Good for developping a glossy coat and improve its digestive system. Is a big shrub, not a tree and needs a particular kind of soil. Is edible also and bears a myriad of small orange berries rich in vitamin C . Will need both male and female plants if you want fruits. You could consider it.

It seems that Avocados on the other side can be a problem if eaten in excess.

In any case horses are smart. If something is not good, they will ignore it (unless starving).
Title: Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: Fruitdork on March 29, 2019, 12:25:54 PM
Horse donít eat guava leaves...but they do love the fruits.  A few fruits a day are fine.   Iím pretty sure too much of any fruit can colic a horse. Like a bucket full of guava for one horse could get him sick.
We use the guava for living fences.
Bamboo is nutritious
Title: Re: Trees for Horses/Livestock
Post by: shaneatwell on March 29, 2019, 02:58:18 PM
I like the seabuckthorn and paw paw ideas!