Re: Potassium in the soil

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

--- In EquineCushings@..., "whitlp" <whitlp@...> wrote:

I heard recently that when pasture gets low that the grass will go
shock and produce high potassium. How do you counter the high
As far as I know, the only kind of stress that makes potassium high in
grasses is too much salt in the soil. Potassium is very important for
healthy grass, helps protect them from wilting, dehydration, and
strengthens the blades. It is true that actively growing stages of
grass have higher potassium levels. You don't really have to do
anything about it. The horse's kidneys will handle the excess. Horses
typically take in at least 4X the potassium they actually need and
excrete the rest.


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