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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 05, 2016

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and other sessions on dental care, soft tissue injuries, saddle fit, and more.... Read More

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Equine Internal Combustion

November 27, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 26, 2016

Bluegrass is an excellent horse pasture forage, because it's nutritious, palatable, and tolerant of close grazing.... Read More

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Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

November 24, 2016

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County.... Read More

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Participation Sought on Equine Forage Survey

November 18, 2016

Researchers are investigating how horse owners view forage and their current forage-feeding routines.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Poll Recap: Weighty Feed Options

November 15, 2016

Of the 758 respondents, only 106 (14%) said they weigh everything their horse gets to eat. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 14, 2016

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

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Help Your Senior Horse Weather the Winter

November 14, 2016

Ensure your golden oldie gets the care and support he needs, even if he's weathered previous winters without trouble.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

November 13, 2016

Heading south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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A Short Guide to Horse Hay Analysis

November 07, 2016

A horse owner asks if hay analysis is necessary. Our nutrition expert offers an answer and advice on getting a sample.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

November 06, 2016

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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Six Signs of Good-Quality Horse Hay

November 04, 2016

Use these six helpful tips when evaluating and choosing hay for your horse.... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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The Grass Guides: Timothy

October 29, 2016

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More

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Planning Hay Purchases

October 10, 2016

Learn how to plan forage purchases with this practical guide to hay cuttings, types, and quality.... Read More

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Research Sheds New Light on Laminitis Risk Factors

October 04, 2016

Being able to identify horses at increased risk of developing laminitis is key to reducing its incidence.... Read More