Pasture and Forages


Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

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


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


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


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


Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

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


Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

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


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


Feeding Horses after Moving States

March 01, 2015

Equine nutritionist Dr. Nettie Libert offers advice about transitioning horses from hay to pasture after a move.... Read More


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


The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

February 23, 2015

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Find out what you should feed your horse. ... Read More


Is It Okay to Free Feed Horses Large Hay Bales in Winter?

February 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle share tips for free feeding horses during the winter.... Read More


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


Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

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


Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More


Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More


UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

January 21, 2015

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses.... Read More


Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More


Possible Answer to Horse's Death Found in Hay

January 11, 2015

Industry professionals believe awns in rye straw, lip ulcers, and infection could be behind the horse's sudden death.... Read More


Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More


UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More


University of Maryland to Host Hay and Pasture Conferences

December 28, 2014

The conferences are designed to show attendees how forage management can make a difference in a farm's bottom line.... Read More


What's the Right Way to Feed Draft vs. Miniature Horses?

December 22, 2014

Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.


Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More


New Laminitis Research Projects on the Horizon

December 06, 2014

Topics include diet's impact on senior and obese horses' microbiota, and predisposition to pasture-associated laminitis.... Read More


Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers' suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More