Pasture and Forages


Winter Pasture Grazing

November 12, 2014

Alayne shares winter-weather pasture management tips and her own experience on getting the most out of her grass.... Read More


Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More


Understanding Forages

November 08, 2014

Learn about the different types of forages you can include in your horse's diet and what to consider about each.... Read More


Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

November 05, 2014

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More

Horse Eating Oats


Will Withholding Oats Reduce My Horse's Weight?

November 03, 2014

A listener keeps her retired show jumper on pasture and feeds him oats, but he keeps gaining weight. Here's some advice.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.


Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Feeding Frequency

October 28, 2014

Of the 2,049 respondents, 698 (34%) said their horse receives hay twice per day.... Read More


2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More


Myths About Hay Selection

October 24, 2014

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

October 22, 2014

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures.... Read More


Fall Renovation of Horse Pastures

October 22, 2014

Fall is the ideal time to renovate a pasture. Get yours ready before the first hard frost using these tips.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

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


Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

October 12, 2014

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit.... Read More


How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass consumption by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage choice.... Read More


Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More


Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More


What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

September 27, 2014

Horsenettle is distributed across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and western coastal states.... Read More


Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More


University of Maryland Extension to Host Nutrition Clinic

September 21, 2014

The University of Maryland Equine Extension will host an introduction to equine nutrition clinic on Nov. 1.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.


Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More


Vitamins and Horses

September 15, 2014

Vitamins are tiny organic compounds that have a huge impact on your horse's health. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Understanding Senior Horse Feeds

September 01, 2014

Get the skinny on what goes into feeds designed for senior horses and how they can benefit our aging equids.... Read More

Wild Parsnip


Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

August 29, 2014

Wild parsnip foliage can cause skin photosensitivity and rashes in both humans and horses.... Read More


Recommendations for Overseeding Horse Pastures

August 29, 2014

Overseeding horse pastures can help improve pasture production, forage quality, and ground cover. Here's what to know.... Read More