Bromus tectorum, Bronco Grass, Downey Chess, Drooping Brome, June Grass, Early Chess, Military Chess, Cheatgrass
Annual that grows to 30 inches. Blades and leaf sheaths are covered in fine hairs. Seed is purple, slender, grows in drooping spikelets.
High in animals grazing anywhere near the awns.
The awns are coarse and can cause mechanical injury.
Sores and infections in mouth, throat, eyes and intestines, weight loss.
Mechanical damage can usually be reversed.
*It should be noted that we are not veterinarians. This information is written specifically for horses and should be used for reference purposes only. If you think your horse has eaten something toxic call your vet right away.