Pasture and Forages

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Weed of the Month: Hemp Dogbane

May 30, 2015

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales.... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

May 29, 2015

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

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

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More

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Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

May 04, 2015

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses on Spring Pastures

May 02, 2015

Here are some tips to remember to help your horse stay happy and healthy when consuming this spring's lush pasture.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

April 15, 2015

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. ... Read More

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Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

April 13, 2015

Here's how to ensure your horse receives ample nutrition and stays healthy while grazing spring pasture.... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

April 07, 2015

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

March 27, 2015

Electric fencing can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Alsike Clover Poisoning

March 06, 2015

Alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum) has been linked to two different health problems in horses.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition in America: Perceptions and Practices

February 28, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated how well the horse industry uses the available resources to improve feeding practices. ... Read More

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Upcoming Conference Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Alfalfa

February 18, 2015

Discussion topics include alfalfa and the environment, perspectives about hay quality, and more.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More