Pasture & Forage Management

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Suspicions About Stiltgrass

May 24, 2017

Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses? ... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Harmonious Housing Practices for Horses

April 29, 2017

By paying attention to horse herd hierarchy, you can help ensure harmony in the barn and beyond.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

April 12, 2017

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

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Pasture Management for Parasite Control

April 12, 2017

With parasites' growing anthelmintic resistance, remember to include pasture management in control efforts.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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How Do I Transition My Horse to Pasture?

April 03, 2017

Our equine nutritionist shares tips for keeping your horse healthy and your pastures in good shape this spring. ... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

Here at <em>The Horse</em>, we've been anxiously counting down the days until spring. Check out some of our top tips from our Countdown to Spring Challenge to get your horses and farm ready!

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Countdown to Spring Challenge

March 20, 2017

Our staff has been anxiously counting down to spring. Check out our top tips to get your horses and farm ready! ... Read More

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The Springtime Sweep for Horse Facilities

March 15, 2017

Get tips for cleaning and repairing your horse facility this spring. ... Read More

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Spring Calories Count for Horses

March 13, 2017

Your horse came out of winter in good body condition. Find out how can you keep that trend going as the grass greens.... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More

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Equine Fescue Toxicosis

March 07, 2017

An unseen threat to your mare and her unborn foal might be lurking in your pasture. Learn more about fescue toxicosis.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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Fertilizing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

February 25, 2017

Good pasture management begins with maintaining soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

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

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Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

February 14, 2017

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse.... Read More

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Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

January 28, 2017

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production.... Read More

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Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2017

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more.... Read More