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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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Extreme Weather Results in Lack of Forage for Horses

October 06, 2011

Extreme weather conditions are driving hay prices skyward and stretching owners' resources in a tough economy.... Read More

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Horse Owners in Southern United States Challenged by Drought

September 17, 2011

Horse owners in the South are faced with "exceptional" droughts and high hay prices as the drought continues. ... Read More

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Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

September 06, 2011

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

August 20, 2011

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell.... Read More

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Hay Shortage Hits Texas

August 05, 2011

As Texas battles extreme drought, horse owners struggle to get their hands on enough hay for their horses.... Read More

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Hay Producers: Quality Second Cutting Still Likely

July 21, 2011

Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to grow and...... Read More

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Equine Educational Sessions Slated for MSU Ag Expo

July 04, 2011

Education has always been at the heart of the annual Michigan State University (MSU) Ag Expo. Whether it's a ... Read More

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Managing Laminitis-Prone Horses

June 27, 2011

But how should you manage a horse that hasn't yet developed laminitis, but is a likely candidate?... Read More

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Forage Clinics for Horse Owners Scheduled

June 25, 2011

Two Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown forage clinics designed to teach horse owners to ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

June 11, 2011

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? ... Read More

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Blister Beetles: Deadly in Horse Hay

June 02, 2011

Owners should be aware of a potentially fatal tagalong in healthy-looking alfalfa hay: blister beetles.... Read More

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Understanding Carbohydrates in Equine Diets

February 04, 2011

When it comes to managing the carbohydrates in a horse's diet, knowing the basics of how horses digest food is half the battle. Laurie Lawrence, PhD, an equine nutritionist from the University of Kentucky's Department of Animal and Food Science who ... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

January 31, 2011

Diagnosing EMS and taking steps to manage it can allow your horse to live a healthy and productive life. ... Read More

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Feeding to Achieve a Moderate Body Condition

January 10, 2011

Every horseperson has seen the telltale signs of a thin horse: the disproportionately skinny neck, the protruding spine, the row of ribs, and the jutting hipbones. Thanks in part to advances made in feeding management, veterinary care, parasite... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Hay Cubes as Alternative Forage Source

December 31, 2010

According to Kentucky Equine Research nutritionist Kathleen Crandell, PhD, hay cubes are an option to consider as an alternative forage source for horses. "The most popular types of forage cubes are made from coarsely chopped alfalfa hay, timothy hay... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Feeding Foals and Young Horses Recording Now Available

December 27, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE on Feeding Foals and Young Horses, held on Dec. 15, is now available for listening on demand. Questions about developmental orthopedic disease in horses, grains, forages, supplements, breed differences, and more... Read More

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Dirt an Important Source of Iron for Horses

December 18, 2010

Horses constantly ingest dirt when they graze. While excessive dirt consumption sometimes causes problems such as sand accumulation in the large intestine, the dirt that horses normally consume while grazing supplies some essential nutrients... Read More

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Individualized Hay Feeding Program Best for Horses

December 09, 2010

It is important to tailor each horse's feeding program to meet individual needs, according to study results. ... Read More

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Soaking Hay Can Lower Dust Concentrations

December 01, 2010

Wetting hay before feeding can significantly reduce the dust concentration in the horse's breathing zone.... Read More

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Breeding Horse Nutrition

December 01, 2010

Regardless of general feeding guidelines for breeding horses, body condition score (BCS) is the most objective assessment of a horse's fat covering and also the best predictor of reproductive performance or efficiency.... Read More

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Mycotoxins and Metabolic Stress in Equine Athletes

November 19, 2010

Thanks to climate change and increasing amounts of grain blends, the prevalence of feed-borne mycotoxins (dangerous toxins exuded from molds) is on the rise, according to Trevor Smith, PhD, of the University of Guelph, Canada. Smith, a professor ... Read More