Pasture and Forages

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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 Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

December 24, 2014

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

December 18, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More

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New Laminitis Research Projects on the Horizon

December 06, 2014

Topics include diet's impact on senior and obese horses' microbiota, and predisposition to pasture-associated laminitis.... Read More

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Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More

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Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

November 29, 2014

Learn about pasture management equipment and how and when to use each implement.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

November 28, 2014

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes.... Read More

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Alternatives to Baled Hay for Horses

November 28, 2014

Though baled hay is the mainstay of most equine diets, it's not the only forage option. Here are some alternatives.... Read More

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Harvesting and Storing Horse Hay

November 16, 2014

Take an inside look at how hay is harvested, learn how to store the forage properly, and find out when to discard bales.... Read More

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Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More

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Understanding Forages

November 08, 2014

Learn about the different types of forages you can include in your horse's diet and what to consider about each.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feeding Frequency

October 28, 2014

Of the 2,049 respondents, 698 (34%) said their horse receives hay twice per day.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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Myths About Hay Selection

October 24, 2014

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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Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

October 22, 2014

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

October 12, 2014

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass consumption by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage choice.... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

September 27, 2014

Horsenettle is distributed across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and western coastal states.... Read More

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Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Host Nutrition Clinic

September 21, 2014

The University of Maryland Equine Extension will host an introduction to equine nutrition clinic on Nov. 1.... Read More