Pasture and Forages

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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

Article

Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

January 02, 2016

Don't get caught unaware. Ingesting just a handful of these beetles could kill your horse within 72 hours.... Read More

Article

Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

Commentary

Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More

Article

Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

Article

Senior Horse Dental Health

December 18, 2015

When your older horse's pearly whites are past their prime, keep an eye out for signs of specific problems. ... Read More

Article

The Grass Guide: Smooth Bromegrass

December 17, 2015

Smooth bromegrass is a common pasture and hay grass in the northern United States and Canada.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Hay Choices

December 15, 2015

Appearance, quality, availability and selection, and price are the top factors that influence readers' hay choices. ... Read More

Commentary

Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

December 07, 2015

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

Article

Winter Worries: Plan Ahead for Common Cold-Weather Problems

November 30, 2015

Take steps to help ensure your horse has everything he needs to stay healthy and happy when the weather changes.... Read More

Kentucky Bluegrass is a low-growing, sod-forming cool season grass.

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 28, 2015

This forage is well-adapted to the cool, humid growing conditions of Kentucky and much of the northern United States.... Read More

Article

Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

Article

Digesting Different Hay Forms

November 20, 2015

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

Commentary

When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More

Article

What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

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

Article

Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

Article

How Well Do British Owners Understand Equine Nutrition?

November 01, 2015

A recent survey suggests that many horse owners have a poor understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More

Article

Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Tayler L. Hansen

October 24, 2015

Hansen studied the influence of forage chemical composition on its digestibility and retention in the digestive tract.... Read More

Article

First Cases of SPM of the Year Confirmed in U.K.

October 22, 2015

Vets are warning horse owners to take extra precautions as autumn winds could blow toxic sycamore seeds into pastures.... Read More

Article

High-Starch Diets' Effects on Stress Response in Horses

October 19, 2015

Increased vigilant behavior was correlated with intestinal microbial disturbances induced by a high-starch diet.... Read More