Pasture and Forages

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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

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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

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Beet Pulp FAQs

October 12, 2015

Two equine nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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What Time of Year Should Horses be on Pastures?

September 18, 2015

Learn what months are best for grazing horses on pasture from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water.... Read More

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Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

September 15, 2015

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

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Forage: Evaluating Quality and Balancing Rations

September 07, 2015

Basing a horse's diet on forage allows him to function as evolution and nature intended. Here's where to start.... Read More

This weed spray is most useful on driveways or patio areas. Don’t use it on a lawn as it is non-selective, meaning it will kill everything.

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Homemade Weed Control Spray

August 31, 2015

What do you do to beat the weeds on your farm?... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More

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Forage Quality, Feeding Strategies Workshop Sept. 19

August 29, 2015

Lecture topics will include forage types, efficient forage use, hay production and quality, and more.... Read More

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Exmoor Ponies Help Revamp the Czech Republic's Landscape

August 29, 2015

The researchers hope the ponies help restore the land to the rich and productive territory it was before World War II.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

By dividing a pasture area into smaller portions and rotating horses through each section, you can encourage horses to graze more evenly while keeping pasture grass from becoming overgrazed.

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Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

August 27, 2015

Rotational grazing helps increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 09, 2015

Hay cubes, complete feeds, and forage byproducts can help horse owners stretch their hay supply if needed.... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More