‘Slobbers’ alert issued by MU for pastures with excess clover

‘Slobbers’ alert issued by MU for pastures with excess clover

Craig Roberts

University of Missouri

Legumes make good additions to livestock pastures, up to a point. Too much can cause “slobbers.” “So far this has been a white clover spring; that can bring problems,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. When livestock, especially horses, eat too much of the small legume it brings on excessive saliva.

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