Pasture and Forages

Alfalfa is a protein- and calcium-rich legume that can be processed into pellets and/or included in complete feeds and concentrates.

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Alfalfa Chaff vs. Pellets: Can Form Affect Gastric Ulcers?

August 24, 2017

Alfalfa products with smaller particle sizes appear to be more effective in helping limit gastric lesion formation.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

August 22, 2017

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Digesting Different Hay Forms

August 21, 2017

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider.... Read More

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Is a Probe Necessary to Test Horse Hay?

August 20, 2017

Find out why using a hay corer or probe offers the best sample collection for hay nutritional analysis.... Read More

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Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

August 11, 2017

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More

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Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

August 04, 2017

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures.... Read More

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Study Examines Tooth Decay in Western Australia's Horses

August 01, 2017

Researchers identified risk factors including hay type, water source, breed, and pasture access.... Read More

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Late-Cut Hay Questions

July 31, 2017

The weather can halt early season hay production. Here's what to remember if you only have access to late-cut hay.... Read More

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The Modern Horse Farm

July 30, 2017

Design your farm with your horse's fundamental needs in mind. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Veronica Bill

July 29, 2017

Veronica Bill is studying the relationship between forage chemical composition and equine digestion and nutrition.... Read More

While substantial pasture improvements require time and diligent management to maintain, there are some quick fixes that can produce noticeable results.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

July 29, 2017

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses

July 28, 2017

The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid

July 24, 2017

Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors

July 21, 2017

Today wild Przewalski's horses eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less-nutritious bushes, as well.... Read More

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Study Confirms Diet Can Help Manage Equine Gastric Ulcers

July 19, 2017

A low-starch, fiber-based diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome after medical treatment is stopped.... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More

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Forage Options for Finicky Eaters

June 28, 2017

My senior horse will not eat any hay in his stall. Are there any other forage options?... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

June 23, 2017

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Researchers Study Muzzled Horse Behavior

June 22, 2017

Although horses spent more time walking when muzzled, they also more than doubled the time they spent standing.... Read More

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Research Reveals Way to Improve Legume Nitrogen Production

June 21, 2017

Legumes can fulfill their own nitrogen needs and produce and leave enough in the soil for other plants to use.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

June 19, 2017

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 12, 2017

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More