Something to look out for….
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Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
The caterpillar’s pointy, hollow barbs are deadly to horses, mules and donkeys. The barbs poke holes in the lining of digestive tracts, introducing bacteria to organs, especially reproductive organs and amniotic fluids. In mares, this can result in the aborting of late-term foal fetuses.