Pasture and Forages

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When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More

Article

Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Hemp Dogbane

May 30, 2015

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales.... Read More

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Developing Practical Pasture and Forage Diagnostic Tools

May 29, 2015

A University of Kentucky forage extension specialist talks about pasture testing with a focus on ergovaline levels... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

May 29, 2015

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

Article

Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 24, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

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

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More

Article

Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

May 04, 2015

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More

Article

Tips for Managing Horses on Spring Pastures

May 02, 2015

Here are some tips to remember to help your horse stay happy and healthy when consuming this spring's lush pasture.... Read More

Blog

Struggles with Spring Grass

May 01, 2015

Some owners of senior horses welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More

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Is It Okay for Horses to Graze on a Lawn?

April 27, 2015

Equine nutrition and hay experts address the benefits and drawbacks of allowing horses to graze on lawns.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Is Sun-Bleached Hay Bad for Horses?

April 20, 2015

University of Kentucky hay expert Tom Keene addresses the potential drawbacks to buying and feeding sun-bleached hay.... Read More

Blog

Slobber-gate: What Caused My Horse's Excessive Salivation?

April 15, 2015

Small clues added context to why my new horse started drooling puddles after a snowstorm.... Read More

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New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

April 15, 2015

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. ... Read More

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Where Can I Get My Horse's Hay Tested?

April 13, 2015

A University of Kentucky horse hay expert offers tips on getting a representative hay sample for a nutritional analysis.... Read More

Article

Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

April 13, 2015

Here's how to ensure your horse receives ample nutrition and stays healthy while grazing spring pasture.... Read More

Blog

Spring Liming of Horse Pastures

April 10, 2015

How do you manage your pasture's health in the spring? ... Read More

Article

Spring Grass Safety

April 07, 2015

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

Article

Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

Article

Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More