Recent News for Pastures

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Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

June 27, 2015

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Hemp Dogbane

May 30, 2015

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales.... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

May 29, 2015

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

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The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2015

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

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

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

March 27, 2015

Electric fencing can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

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

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Horse Fencing Options 101

March 08, 2015

The best fencing to use is dependent on several factors including the size of the property, number of horses, and more.... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

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

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UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More

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University of Maryland to Host Hay and Pasture Conferences

December 28, 2014

The conferences are designed to show attendees how forage management can make a difference in a farm's bottom line.... Read More

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UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program: 10-Year Review

December 26, 2014

To date, the program has performed 160 evaluations representing over 30,000 farm acres in 20 counties across the state.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

December 08, 2014

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Electric Fencing

December 01, 2014

Can electric fencing be used to separate a stallion from other mares and geldings on the property?... Read More