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hello sir, my dad's 2 year old thoroughbred filly is eating and chewing off wheat straw bedding when laid in its stall. is this going to be a big problem? if yes, how to stop it?

hi you can change the bedding to a saw dust or wood shavings    pea nut shells    peat moss etc. i don't think eating some of the bedding will be a problem, although if the horse eats most of the bedding overnight, then you have to change the bedding. thanks ED HESS  

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Ed Hess


Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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