Mare Nutrition

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Equine Fescue Toxicosis

March 07, 2017

An unseen threat to your mare and her unborn foal might be lurking in your pasture. Learn more about fescue toxicosis.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Late Gestation

February 28, 2017

With a rapidly growing foal on board, late gestation can pose nutritional challenges for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

February 26, 2017

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria.... Read More

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Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

February 11, 2017

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

January 28, 2017

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality.... Read More

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Late-Term Troubles

January 13, 2017

Learn about five complications veterinarians might encounter toward the end of a mare's gestation.... Read More

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So, You Want to Breed Your Mare!

January 12, 2017

Breeding a mare is exciting but not without challenges. Learn about stallion selection, breeding soundness, and more!... Read More

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Ready Mares in Fall for Foals in Spring

December 01, 2016

Reproductive health, vaccination status, and nutrition are key to readying your mare to care for her foal.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition

November 16, 2016

Can I use alfalfa pellets or beet pulp to meet my mare and her 7-month-old foal's calcium requirements?... Read More

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Managing Pregnant Mares

November 15, 2016

How to feed, house, and even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Remember: Lush Green Grass Could Be Harmful to Horses

April 17, 2016

Spring grass might be delicious for horses, but it can cause problems including laminitis and fescue toxicity. ... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis

February 05, 2016

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More

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When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More

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Is it Safe to Breed a Mare with EMS?

December 16, 2014

Breeding a mare with equine metabolic syndrome presents many possible problems. Dr. Bryant Craig explains. (00:02:50)... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More

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The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More