Pasture and Forages

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

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Lecture on Chemical Free Pasture Weed Control Scheduled

July 08, 2012

The weed control lecture, hosted by the University of Maryland, will take place July 19.... Read More

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Revise Equine Management Strategies for Hot, Dry Weather

July 05, 2012

Take stock of their pastures and consider other management options, such as providing horses with hay.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

July 04, 2012

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition

June 27, 2012

Nutritional choices can either help or hinder a horse's health problems, diseases, or ailments.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Grazing Management During Drought

June 22, 2012

Good management can help horse owners get the most from their drought-stressed pastures.... Read More

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Yellow Flowers in Horse Pastures: Safe or Dangerous?

June 10, 2012

Dandelions aren't toxic to horses, but buttercups and catsear can both be dangerous if consumed.... Read More

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Pastured Horse Health, Nutrition Lecture Scheduled, June 21

June 10, 2012

Speakers will address several topics surrounding the nutritional and health needs of pastured horses.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Cautions Against Horses Overgrazing

June 02, 2012

Lots of rain means lots of grass. Keep your horse healthy and from overgrazing with these tips.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Fourth Annual UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Scheduled

May 23, 2012

UK's Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. EDT... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

May 17, 2012

There's no cure for EMS in horses, but owners can take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development.... Read More

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23 Cases of Atypical Myopathy Diagnosed in Spring 2012

May 15, 2012

Eighteen cases identified in France, four in Great Britain, and one in New Zealand.... Read More

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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

May 06, 2012

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More

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Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

May 01, 2012

Regulate grass intake to prevent excess weight gain when fields are at their greenest.... Read More

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Rejuvenating Winter Pastures Seminar Scheduled for April 19

April 12, 2012

Learn how pastures overworked and overgrazed during the winter can be revived into productive fields.... Read More

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Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

April 01, 2012

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

February 24, 2012

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier.... Read More

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Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

February 23, 2012

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

February 22, 2012

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. ... Read More