Pasture and Forages

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For Want of a Curbed Appetite

April 12, 2016

Is your horse an "air fern"? How have you managed his intake, whether with drylots, grazing muzzle, or other tactics?... Read More

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Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More

Article

Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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Consider Native Plants in Horse Property Landscaping

April 07, 2016

Alayne Blickle shares the reasons she uses low-water, native plants to landscape her horse farm.... Read More

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Rain Gardens on Horse Properties

April 01, 2016

Rain gardens are a bright new idea for dealing with an age-old nemesis on horse properties - too much water and MUD!... Read More

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How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More

Article

The Grass Guide: Alfalfa

March 21, 2016

This legume is one of the most in-demand species for hay production in the United States. ... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

March 21, 2016

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

Article

Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

March 15, 2016

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 13, 2016

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

Commentary

Donkeys' Unique Nutritional Needs

March 13, 2016

Donkeys aren't horses, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their feed needs. Find out what your donkey should eat.... Read More

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How Does Rotational Grazing Benefit Horse Pastures?

March 04, 2016

Using your horse like a "lawnmower" can improve pasture health. Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water explains.... Read More

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Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More

Article

Simple Steps to Improve Pasture Management

February 26, 2016

Discover how you can make improvements to your horse pasture with little investment or effort required. ... Read More

Article

The Grass Guide: Perennial Ryegrass

February 26, 2016

This cool-season grass has a high nutritive value and works well in rotational grazing. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 21, 2016

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... 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 Grass Guide: Bermudagrass

January 31, 2016

This grass has average nutrient quality, but its persistence and high forage yields makes it ideal for horse pastures.... Read More

Mares and foals have relatively high P requirements compared to a mature sedentary horse.

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Phosphorus in My Horse's Diet: What is it Good For?

January 30, 2016

In a nutshell, phosphorus is an essential nutrient that horses cannot live without. Here's what you should know.... Read More

Article

An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

Article

Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 2

January 29, 2016

Here, we'll take a look at small square bales--the most common form of hay for horses.... Read More

Article

UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 28, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

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

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Equine Internal Combustion

January 04, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More