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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

May 06, 2012

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More

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Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

January 31, 2012

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency.... Read More

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Feeding Starved or Malnourished Horses

January 30, 2012

Overfeeding these horses can cause them more harm than good. The best initial feed is often good-quality hay.... Read More

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Texans Ponder Drought's Long-Term Equine Impact

January 30, 2012

Some rescue operators are making hard management choices as feed, hay, and other resources become scarce.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 11

January 09, 2012

Topics of discussion will include vitamin and mineral supplementation, managing hay, and ration balancing.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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East Texas Horse Rescue Receives Grant from ASPCA

January 07, 2012

The $4,000 grant will be used to buy hay for the organization's rescued horses.... Read More

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Economics of Round Bale Feeders Examined

December 29, 2011

Several round-bale feeders are available, but how well do they prevent hay waste? And are they cost-effective?... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Relative Feed Value of Hay

December 15, 2011

Good-quality hay is an important component of a horse's diet in the winter when fresh pasture is unavailable.... Read More

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Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding for Horses

December 10, 2011

A better equine feeding system will offer small amounts of grain and forage over many hours.... Read More

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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Extreme Weather Results in Lack of Forage for Horses

October 06, 2011

Extreme weather conditions are driving hay prices skyward and stretching owners' resources in a tough economy.... Read More

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Horse Owners in Southern United States Challenged by Drought

September 17, 2011

Horse owners in the South are faced with "exceptional" droughts and high hay prices as the drought continues. ... Read More

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Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

September 06, 2011

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

August 20, 2011

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell.... Read More

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Hay Shortage Hits Texas

August 05, 2011

As Texas battles extreme drought, horse owners struggle to get their hands on enough hay for their horses.... Read More

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Hay Producers: Quality Second Cutting Still Likely

July 21, 2011

Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to grow and...... Read More

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Equine Educational Sessions Slated for MSU Ag Expo

July 04, 2011

Education has always been at the heart of the annual Michigan State University (MSU) Ag Expo. Whether it's a ... Read More

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Managing Laminitis-Prone Horses

June 27, 2011

But how should you manage a horse that hasn't yet developed laminitis, but is a likely candidate?... Read More

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Forage Clinics for Horse Owners Scheduled

June 25, 2011

Two Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown forage clinics designed to teach horse owners to ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

June 11, 2011

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? ... Read More