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Prepare Horse Shelters Now for Winter

Now is the ideal time to address housing options for horses that will live outside this winter. Read More

MSU Extension Equine Specialist Receives Award

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension equine specialist Karen Waite, MS, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Award by the Michigan Horse Council. The award, founded in 1995, recognizes individuals who have made significant Read More

Brazilian Cart Horse Care a Focus for MSU Researcher

When Camie Heleski, PhD, MS, traveled to Brazil to attend a conference in 2000, she noticed that the horses used to pull carts transporting people throughout the country's villages appeared frail and their hair looked brittle and dull. The Read More

Horse Manure Management the Subject of Michigan State Program

Horse owners who keep their animals in suburban settings might find challenges in handling manure to avoid issues with odor or flies that can strain neighborly relationships. To help them learn strategies for managing and composting manure, a Read More

Michigan Extension Offers New Toxic Plant Bulletins

Horse owners do what they can to make sure their charges get healthy feed. But how do they know that the plants growing in their pastures are safe for equine consumption, and how do they grow good forage? Find out which plants can threaten horse Read More

MSU Web Series Puts Focus on Equine Environment

Horse owners get help in managing their farms in an environmentally friendly way from My Horse University. Read More

New Bulletin Covers Michigan Pasture and Hay Maintenance

According to the 2007 Michigan Equine Survey, there are about 155,000 horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys in Michigan. And they are as hungry as, well, horses.

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Horse Owners Cautioned about Hardy Toxic Plant

With cases reported already this year, horse owners are being cautioned about a toxic plant that flourishes during drought and in overgrazed conditions.

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