Pasture & Forage Management

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Pasture Management 101: High-Traffic Areas and Overgrowth

November 13, 2017

Appropriately managing high-traffic areas and pasture overgrowth can help improve your horse's habitat and health.... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management Workshop Taking Place in Louisville

October 28, 2017

The equine-focused workshop will be held at the American Forage and Grassland Council conference on Jan. 15, 2018.... Read More

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Evaluating Fall Horse Pastures: Green is Good, Brown is Bad

October 28, 2017

If your cool-season grass pastures are green during the fall, chances are they're healthy and productive.... Read More

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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

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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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The Lowdown on Drylots

October 07, 2017

Find out how drylots, small paddocks sacrificed to allow pastures to rest, could help your facility this winter.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.

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Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... 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

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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

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Shopping for Horse Farm Property

September 10, 2017

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

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Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... 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

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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

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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

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

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Farm and Facilities Expo Provides Practical Information

June 23, 2017

Find tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrition, and pasture management.... Read More

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Research Reveals Way to Improve Legume Nitrogen Production

June 21, 2017

Legumes can fulfill their own nitrogen needs and produce and leave enough in the soil for other plants to use.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 15, 2017

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

Crabgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing to horses in the summer months.

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Warm-Season Tips for Managing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

May 26, 2017

Cool-season pastures grow rapidly in the spring and fall, and management techniques must change with the seasons.... Read More

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Suspicions About Stiltgrass

May 24, 2017

Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses? ... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

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