High lammi risk

carthorse

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While these apps doubtless have a use I don't think they're a substitute for good management & commonsense. Also if there's not much you can do about it it's just adding to your worry - I'm now hoping mine will be ok but realistically he won't stay in on his own, he's fit, not overweight, isn't showing any warning signs & the grass in his field is short enough that he wouldn't get anything with a muzzle on.
 

joellie

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I agree, I wouldn't just go by what the app says, I always go by my gut instinct . Mine are out during the day and in at night during the winter and this year also a good part of our so called spring, but during the summer i have them out all night and bring them in during the day with a soaked hay net. Tonight I rode him about 8pm which is later than usual , then turned him out . I had looked at the app today about lunchtime and it read high so I was interested to see if the levels had dropped down any by 9pm..i thought they would have but was surprised to see that they hadn't. I still turned them both out as I have them on a track with some grass but at least the track keeps them moving.
 

Jessey

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Levels only drop during darkness when the plants respire, they photosynthisise and build during daylight hours so late evening just before dark will always be a peak for sugars on a sunny day (during warmer months, cold can change the peaks) if you check your app at dawn it is more likely to be low first thing in the morning as the plants have spent all night using up those sugars and not really started to build them up again yet.
 
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joellie

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Levels only drop during darkness when the plants respire, they photosynthisise and build during daylight hours so late evening just before dark will always be a peak for sugars on a sunny day (during warmer months, cold can change the peaks) if you check your app at dawn it is more likely to be low first thing in the morning as the plants have spent all night using up those sugars and not really started to build them up again yet.
Gosh you are a fountain of knowledge , I love how someone can always teach me more on this forum :D I knew it build up during the day and then the plants used up the sugars during the night but i didn't realise that it peaked late evening. Not much i can do about that as they will be out in the evening, I don't really like keeping them in as it is, so i wont prolong putting them out. They do like to get in for a snooze in the mornings though :D