Pasture and Forages

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Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

February 08, 2017

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Show Your Horse You Care on Valentine's Day

February 02, 2017

Give your equine valentine something he or she will truly appreciate.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?

January 30, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert offers advice to keep horses from chewing on barn wood and fenceposts.... Read More

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Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

January 30, 2017

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds.... 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

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Getting Through Cold Spells Can be Stressful for Livestock

January 24, 2017

A combination of cold air and winds create dangerous conditions. Here's how to protect your horses and other animals.... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Hay: Does Fertilization Matter?

January 18, 2017

Should I look for hay that comes from a fertilized or unfertilized field? In what ways could the nutrition be affected?... Read More

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Plants That Kill

January 08, 2017

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and eliminating harmful species.... Read More

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Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

January 02, 2017

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2016

December 24, 2016

Articles on behavior and equitation science, wound care, laminitis, beet pulp, hoof care, and more were popular in 2016.... Read More

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How to Supplement Your Horse When Your Hay Changes

December 22, 2016

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice for supplementing horses that eat from inconsistent hay supplies.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

December 17, 2016

Need to stretch your hay supply this winter? Consider adding hay cubes, complete feeds, or forage byproducts.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More

A Przewalski's mare with her foal in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Tail Hairs Reveal Gobi Desert Equids' Dietary Choices

December 01, 2016

Przewalski's and domestic horses feed exclusively on grass, while wild asses feed on grass along with shrubs in winter.... Read More

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Equine Internal Combustion

November 27, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 26, 2016

Bluegrass is an excellent horse pasture forage, because it's nutritious, palatable, and tolerant of close grazing.... Read More

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Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

November 24, 2016

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County.... Read More

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Participation Sought on Equine Forage Survey

November 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating how horse owners view forage and their current forage-feeding routines.... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

Commentary

A Short Guide to Horse Hay Analysis

November 07, 2016

A horse owner asks if hay analysis is necessary. Our nutrition expert offers an answer and advice on getting a sample.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

November 06, 2016

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More