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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Hay Soaking

September 19, 2013

Learn about the possible health benefits of soaking hay from The Horse contributor Dr. Stacey Oke.... Read More

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Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

September 19, 2013

Feeding hay before grains appeared to reduce the intensity of cribbing episodes in a recent study.... 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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Conditions Helped by Hay Soaking

July 31, 2013

Research shows that soaking hay before feeding can help a variety of equine health conditions.... Read More

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New Mobile Apps Available for Horse Owners

July 25, 2013

The help horse owners more precisely plan hay purchases and evaluate horses' body weight. ... Read More

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Equine Educational Sessions Back at MSU Ag Expo

July 07, 2013

Sessions on hay production and equine parasite control recommendations will be offered.... Read More

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Rule No. 1 of Horse Keeping: Make Friends with the Hay Guy

June 25, 2013

A reliable source of quality hay is necessary for the health of our horses.... Read More

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Feed Choices Can Mean Cost Savings for Horse Owners

June 21, 2013

Feed choices are good places to start when trimming expenses without sacrificing the horses' care quality.... Read More

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Digesting Different Hay Forms

June 18, 2013

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider.... Read More

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Planning Hay Purchases

June 04, 2013

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

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Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

June 03, 2013

Horse owners can take simple steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Hold Forage Workshop

June 01, 2013

Discussion topics will include techniques for evaluating hay, forage alternative options, and more.... Read More

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Hay Soaking

April 30, 2013

Soaking hay prior to feeding horses can offer many benefits for respiratory, metabolic, and genetic disorders.... Read More

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33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

March 29, 2013

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets.... Read More

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New Online Feed Resources Listing can Help Michigan Horse Owners

February 21, 2013

Due to the 2012 drought, some owners are having difficulties finding feed sources for their horses. ... Read More

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TRF Launches Fifth 'Haydrive' Campaign

February 16, 2013

The fifth annual "Haydrive" campaign will help fund hay costs for the TRF's 950 retired racehorses.... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

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Effects of Soaking on Protein, Mineral Loss in Hay

January 17, 2013

Soaking hay can cause protein and mineral loss, depending on the time submerged and water temperature.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Horses' Voluntary Intake of Four Hay Types

October 10, 2012

Horses showed a clear preference for alfalfa compared to the other types of hay offered.... Read More