Pasture and Forages

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Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

October 16, 2017

Protect pastures by using rotational grazing and managing manure.... Read More

Commentary

Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

Article

Pasture Management 101: Starting a New Pasture from Scratch

October 09, 2017

Factors to consider include facility design, rotational grazing, recommended seeding practices, and toxic weeds.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 08, 2017

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

September 25, 2017

If your pastures are lacking in quality grasses, review these steps for renovating and improving grazing areas.... Read More

Article

Selecting Horse Hay: Separating Fact From Fiction

September 24, 2017

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Grass Species

September 18, 2017

In Part 1 of our series, learn which grasses commonly populate healthy horse pastures.... Read More

Article

Could Horses Aid in Invasive Plant Control?

September 16, 2017

Researchers say horses could help control some invasive species while maintaining good body weight.... Read More

Article

Equine Nutrition Counseling Services Have Positive Impact

September 15, 2017

Owners of horses with medical problems reported "good" results following nutritional consultation in 92% cases.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 11, 2017

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

Article

Shopping for Horse Farm Property

September 10, 2017

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More

Article

Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

September 01, 2017

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass.... Read More

Commentary

What Does My Weanling Need to Eat?

August 28, 2017

Our nutritionist offers advice on feeding foals both before and after they're weaned from their dams.... Read More

Anna Intartaglio, left, and Kelly Hagan conduct a pasture evaluation on a Central Kentucky horse farm.

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UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Benefits Students, Farms

August 27, 2017

Learn how staff works managers to help keep horses healthy and increase farms' efficiency and productivity.... Read More

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Winterizing Pastures Starts in Fall

August 25, 2017

A fall nitrogen application is a simple and relatively inexpensive step that can positively impact your pastures.... Read More

Alfalfa is a protein- and calcium-rich legume that can be processed into pellets and/or included in complete feeds and concentrates.

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Alfalfa Chaff vs. Pellets: Can Form Affect Gastric Ulcers?

August 24, 2017

Alfalfa products with smaller particle sizes appear to be more effective in helping limit gastric lesion formation.... Read More

Article

Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

August 22, 2017

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

Article

Digesting Different Hay Forms

August 21, 2017

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

Commentary

Is a Probe Necessary to Test Horse Hay?

August 20, 2017

Find out why using a hay corer or probe offers the best sample collection for hay nutritional analysis.... Read More

Article

Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

August 04, 2017

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures.... Read More

Article

Study Examines Tooth Decay in Western Australia's Horses

August 01, 2017

Researchers identified risk factors including hay type, water source, breed, and pasture access.... Read More

Commentary

Late-Cut Hay Questions

July 31, 2017

The weather can halt early season hay production. Here's what to remember if you only have access to late-cut hay.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Veronica Bill

July 29, 2017

Veronica Bill is studying the relationship between forage chemical composition and equine digestion and nutrition.... Read More

While substantial pasture improvements require time and diligent management to maintain, there are some quick fixes that can produce noticeable results.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

July 29, 2017

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less.... Read More

Article

Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses

July 28, 2017

The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs.... Read More