Hay

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How Much Protein is Enough?

June 14, 2014

Learn about protein excesses and deficiencies and how to determine how much protein your horse needs each day.... Read More

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Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

June 10, 2014

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year.... Read More

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Forage Options

June 09, 2014

My horse will not eat any hay in his stall. What are my options for forage in his stall at night?... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to Take Place June 3

May 31, 2014

Specialists will speak on fencing options, sampling techniques for soil fertility and hay quality, and more. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

Hay is one of horses' primary sources of forage—the most important part of the equine diet. An average-sized horse eats approximately 4 tons (8,000 pounds) of hay per year.

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How Hay is Made for Horses

May 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered how hay gets from the field to your horse's feeder? Find out in our slideshow.... Read More

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What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

May 23, 2014

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

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It's Haymaking Season

May 22, 2014

Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.... Read More

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The Danger of Mycotoxins

May 19, 2014

These harmful toxins produced by molds and fungi could be lurking in your horse's feed and forage. ... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Do Horses Select Feed based on Macronutrient Needs?

May 09, 2014

Scientists evaluated if horses can select a nutrient-rich feed if their diet is deficient in that substance.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

May 06, 2014

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

May 02, 2014

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Changing Hay Sources for Horses

April 19, 2014

Change hay sources over a two to three week period to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

April 05, 2014

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. ... Read More

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Equine Botulism Reviewed

April 04, 2014

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains.... Read More

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Blister Beetles

March 28, 2014

Dr. Sarah Reuss discusses the dangers of blister beetles.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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10 Equine Nutrition Resources on TheHorse.com

March 17, 2014

Find resources on good nutritional practices to help keep your horses healthy and happy.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers: Maintaining Horses' Stomach Health

March 10, 2014

Being aware of the risk factors associated with gastric ulcers is an important step in preventing them.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

March 04, 2014

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

February 26, 2014

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More

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Hay: To Soak or Not to Soak?

February 21, 2014

Find out if soaking your horse's hay might be a good option, or whether unsoaked hay is the way to go.... Read More