Pasture and Forages

Article

The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips

August 20, 2016

Basic pasture management is relatively simple, but requires diligence and understanding.... Read More

Commentary

Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

Article

Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

Commentary

What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More

Article

UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More

Crabgrass leaves can be a bright green color.

Article

The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

July 31, 2016

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

Article

Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More

Article

UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

July 29, 2016

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

Article

What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

July 25, 2016

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

Article

Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

Article

Tips for Maintaining a Healthful Hay Loft

July 14, 2016

Inspect and clean your hay loft or storage structure to help ensure the hay you store in it remains fresh.... Read More

Article

British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

Commentary

Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

Article

5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

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

Article

Horses Grazing Oat Pastures

July 04, 2016

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

Article

Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Horse Forages

June 30, 2016

Forages high in non-structural carbohydrates can be detrimental for some horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Stocking Up on Hay

June 28, 2016

Of the 1,102 respondents, 397 (36%) said they purchase hay once a year for their horses. ... Read More

Article

The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

June 26, 2016

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. ... Read More

Article

Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2016

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.... Read More

Article

Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

June 21, 2016

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

Article

10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

Commentary

Feeding Horses Chia: Consider Calcium and Phosphorus Balance

June 13, 2016

Chia is calcium-rich, but inverted calcium-to-phosphorus ratios can cause horses big problems. Here's what to know.... Read More

The typical swollen face and big head associated with nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Article

What is Big-Head Disease?

June 07, 2016

This condition, caused by an unbalanced diet, can have serious musculoskeletal implications for affected horses.... Read More

Article

Does Energy Intake Influence Equine Forage Preference?

June 05, 2016

Horses appear to select forages based on smell and taste rather than energy intake, researchers found.... Read More

Article

A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

May 30, 2016

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. ... Read More