Pasture and Forages

Kentucky Bluegrass is a low-growing, sod-forming cool season grass.


The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 28, 2015

This forage is well-adapted to the cool, humid growing conditions of Kentucky and much of the northern United States.... Read More


Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More


Digesting Different Hay Forms

November 20, 2015

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


When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More


What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More


Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More


How Well Do British Owners Understand Equine Nutrition?

November 01, 2015

A recent survey suggests that many horse owners have a poor understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More


Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

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


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Tayler L. Hansen

October 24, 2015

Hansen studied the influence of forage chemical composition on its digestibility and retention in the digestive tract.... Read More


First Cases of SPM of the Year Confirmed in U.K.

October 22, 2015

Vets are warning horse owners to take extra precautions as autumn winds could blow toxic sycamore seeds into pastures.... Read More


High-Starch Diets' Effects on Stress Response in Horses

October 19, 2015

Increased vigilant behavior was correlated with intestinal microbial disturbances induced by a high-starch diet.... Read More


Beet Pulp FAQs

October 12, 2015

Two equine nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More


The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More


Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More


Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

September 15, 2015

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More


Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More


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


What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

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


Forage: Evaluating Quality and Balancing Rations

September 07, 2015

Basing a horse's diet on forage allows him to function as evolution and nature intended. Here's where to start.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More


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


Exmoor Ponies Help Revamp the Czech Republic's Landscape

August 29, 2015

The researchers hope the ponies help restore the land to the rich and productive territory it was before World War II.... Read More