Pasture and Forages

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Top 5 Equine Nutrition Resolutions to Keep in 2014

January 01, 2014

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet is just as important for our horses as it is for us.... Read More

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Steaming's Effect Horse Hay Studied

December 17, 2013

Researchers found that steaming appears to increase horses' consumption of good-quality hay. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Types of Carbohydrates in Horse Feed Diets

November 29, 2013

Confused about carbs? Get the low-down on some common carbohydrates found in horse feeds.... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis

November 25, 2013

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More

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Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

November 22, 2013

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

November 21, 2013

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. ... Read More

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Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

November 19, 2013

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

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Using Hay Replacers for Horses

November 10, 2013

Hay replacers can be extremely useful, but they come with some guidelines to keep horses happy and healthy.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

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

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Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

September 28, 2013

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

August 20, 2013

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them. ... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management 101 Seminars Scheduled

August 04, 2013

The University of Maryland (UMD) Extension will be hosting two day-long seminars on horse pasture management.... Read More

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Turnout Time's Impact on Grass Consumption and Fecal pH

July 14, 2013

Researchers showed that reduced time on pasture increases consumption rate and decreases fecal pH in horses. ... Read More

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Study: Broodmares on Pasture Don't Always Need Grain

July 07, 2013

Lactating mares on good quality pasture didn't need grain to maintain their weight or their foals' growth.... Read More

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Green Grass: Approach with Caution

June 26, 2013

Here are some points to consider before turning out horses in lush green pastures.... Read More

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Feed Choices Can Mean Cost Savings for Horse Owners

June 21, 2013

Feed choices are good places to start when trimming expenses without sacrificing the horses' care quality.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Hold Forage Workshop

June 01, 2013

Discussion topics will include techniques for evaluating hay, forage alternative options, and more.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. ... Read More

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New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 05, 2013

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

March 29, 2013

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seeds' Effects on Equine Exercise Recovery

February 28, 2013

Researchers say endophyte-infected tall fescue seed consumption could negatively affect exercise recovery.... Read More