Pasture & Forage Management

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 30, 2016

Construct horse-safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 27, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 27, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.

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The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

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

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How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

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Forage Quality, Feeding Strategies Workshop Sept. 19

August 29, 2015

Lecture topics will include forage types, efficient forage use, hay production and quality, and more.... Read More

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Weed Management Plans for Horse Pastures

August 27, 2015

Fall is a good time to evaluate pastures' quality and develop a weed management plan for the coming year.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Controlling Pasture Weeds

August 07, 2015

Prevent these noxious and nuisance weeds from overtaking desirable grasses.... Read More

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Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More

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Infographic: Deworming Adult Horses

August 05, 2015

Are you still doing rotational deworming? Learn a new, better way to manage internal parasites in this visual guide!... Read More

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10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

July 28, 2015

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance.... Read More

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Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

July 24, 2015

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. ... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Equine Pasture Walk Workshop

July 20, 2015

Rutgers pasture experts will discuss grazing research comparing continuous and rotational grazing systems and more.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More