Pasture & Forage Management

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Revise Equine Management Strategies for Hot, Dry Weather

July 05, 2012

Take stock of their pastures and consider other management options, such as providing horses with hay.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

July 04, 2012

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Creating Hardened Surfaces in Horses' High-Traffic Areas

June 29, 2012

Owners should consider creating surfaces that minimize pastures damage and reduce horse health risks.... Read More

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Safely Remove Your Horse From a Herd

June 28, 2012

Becky Rodrigues provides tips on how to safely remove your horse from a herd setting. ... Read More

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Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

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Grazing Management During Drought

June 22, 2012

Good management can help horse owners get the most from their drought-stressed pastures.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.

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Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More

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Yellow Flowers in Horse Pastures: Safe or Dangerous?

June 10, 2012

Dandelions aren't toxic to horses, but buttercups and catsear can both be dangerous if consumed.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Cautions Against Horses Overgrazing

June 02, 2012

Lots of rain means lots of grass. Keep your horse healthy and from overgrazing with these tips.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Fourth Annual UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Scheduled

May 23, 2012

UK's Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. EDT... Read More

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Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

May 01, 2012

Regulate grass intake to prevent excess weight gain when fields are at their greenest.... Read More

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Rejuvenating Winter Pastures Seminar Scheduled for April 19

April 12, 2012

Learn how pastures overworked and overgrazed during the winter can be revived into productive fields.... Read More

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Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

April 01, 2012

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Accepting Enrollments

March 22, 2012

Enrollment is now open for the University of Kentucky's Pasture Evaluation Program... Read More

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Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

February 24, 2012

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier.... Read More

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Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

February 23, 2012

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

February 22, 2012

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: White Snakeroot

January 28, 2012

White snakeroot is a warm-season perennial frequently found in shaded areas of pastures near streams or woods.... Read More

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Central Ky. County Agents Host 'Pastures Please!' Workshops

January 25, 2012

This year's program will focus on pasture weed control, reducing parasite loads, and when to fertilize.... Read More

Consuming persimmons, while sometimes appealing to horses, can be deadly; its fibers and seeds can create an obstruction within the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in potentially serious impaction colic.

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Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

January 15, 2012

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

Plan now to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Equine Medicine/ Gastrointestinal Issues (AAEP 2011)

December 17, 2011

Choke, Lawsonia infection, and more topics were discussed during the AAEP's equine medicine/GI session.... Read More