Pasture and Forages

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Poll Recap: Hay Choices

December 15, 2015

Appearance, quality, availability and selection, and price are the top factors that influence readers' hay choices. ... Read More

Commentary

Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

December 07, 2015

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

Article

Winter Worries: Plan Ahead for Common Cold-Weather Problems

November 30, 2015

Take steps to help ensure your horse has everything he needs to stay healthy and happy when the weather changes.... Read More

Kentucky Bluegrass is a low-growing, sod-forming cool season grass.

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 28, 2015

This forage is well-adapted to the cool, humid growing conditions of Kentucky and much of the northern United States.... Read More

Article

Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

Article

Digesting Different Hay Forms

November 20, 2015

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider.... Read More

Commentary

When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More

Article

What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

Article

Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

Article

How Well Do British Owners Understand Equine Nutrition?

November 01, 2015

A recent survey suggests that many horse owners have a poor understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More

Article

Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

Article

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Tayler L. Hansen

October 24, 2015

Hansen studied the influence of forage chemical composition on its digestibility and retention in the digestive tract.... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Beet Pulp FAQs

October 12, 2015

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

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

Video

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

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

Article

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

Article

What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

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