Centipede Grass sugar ratings?

Deirdre O'Malley

Does anyone know of Centipede Grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) in the Carolinas is high in sugars? It's in a pasture that my horses graze and one is IR. So I'm watching her intake. But I can't find anything on the internet about the sugar content of this particular grass. Does any one know anything about it? Dr Kellon, do you have any insight? 
Deirdre O'Malley 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Joined Group: 6/27/16 
Horse:  KESA, Spanish Mustang mare, 20 yes old

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

It's a warm season/tropical grass with the typical low protein after a few weeks growth. Sugar will be increased by overgrazing, drought, nutrient stress (inadequate fertilization), time of  day. Any grass can have too much sugar/starch under the right circumstances.

Many grasses/hays in NC have inverted Ca:P ratios. I'd strongly suggest you analyze it.
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