Pasture and Forages

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Rutgers and NJAES Release Farm Management Videos

October 12, 2011

Topics covered include animal waste management, soil testing, and nutrient management on small farms.... Read More

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Feral Horses' Effects on Pine Trees and Grasses

October 07, 2011

Researchers found that pine trees flourished in areas feral horses roamed while some grasses struggled .... Read More

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Extreme Weather Results in Lack of Forage for Horses

October 06, 2011

Extreme weather conditions are driving hay prices skyward and stretching owners' resources in a tough economy.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

October 01, 2011

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and removing harmful species ... 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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Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

September 27, 2011

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners in Southern United States Challenged by Drought

September 17, 2011

Horse owners in the South are faced with "exceptional" droughts and high hay prices as the drought continues. ... Read More

Spiny Pigweed

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Weed of the Month: Spiny Pigweed

September 13, 2011

Spiny pigweed control is accomplished easily by applying herbicides to plants shorter than 12 inches tall.... Read More

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Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

September 06, 2011

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%.... Read More

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MSU Extension to host Grazing School Sept. 12-13

September 05, 2011

The MSU Extension grazing school will take place Sept. 12-13 in Lake City, Mich.... Read More

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Applying Pasture Analysis

September 01, 2011

Collecting an accurate pasture sample is only half the battle; interpreting the results and putting them to go... Read More

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USDA Forage Research Unit at UK has Equine Focus

August 27, 2011

UK is home to a unique USDA research unit that focuses a large portion of of its forage research on horses.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

August 20, 2011

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell.... Read More

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Hay Shortage Hits Texas

August 05, 2011

As Texas battles extreme drought, horse owners struggle to get their hands on enough hay for their horses.... Read More

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Pasture Weeds Video Wins American Horse Publications Award

July 24, 2011

William W. Witt, PhD, was featured in a video produced by TheHorse.com that won third place at the American ... Read More

McCulley and her team use infrared radiant heaters to warm the air to study how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what those changes could mean for forage quality.

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Climate Change's Effects on Kentucky Horse Pastures

July 22, 2011

Rebecca McCulley, PhD, is studying how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what ... Read More

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Hay Producers: Quality Second Cutting Still Likely

July 21, 2011

Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to grow and...... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Manage Summer Pastures

July 01, 2011

Assess your geographic region, plant species, soil, and plant stand to help maintain your pastures' (and your... Read More

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Managing Laminitis-Prone Horses

June 27, 2011

But how should you manage a horse that hasn't yet developed laminitis, but is a likely candidate?... Read More

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Forage Clinics for Horse Owners Scheduled

June 25, 2011

Two Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown forage clinics designed to teach horse owners to ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

June 11, 2011

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? ... Read More