runner beans

Asked October 16, 2018, 11:34 PM EDT

can horses eat the vegetation left over at the end of the season from my runner beans,and cow peas or field peas?

Lincoln County Oregon pastures and forages horse nutrition

1 Response

Hello,
I did a bit of research but would like to do more. I was able to find a research project using the peas from field peas that were fed to yearling horses with no problems and the peas were deemed safe. I was unable to find anything regarding forage which is what I would classify the left over vegetation. I do have one other place I want to check before I can definitively say they should be safe. I have not heard of any problems with peas, but I want to be sure.
I have attached the publication of the pea trial.
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/archive/dickinso/research/2004/equine04b.htm

I will be in touch again early next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
Dawn