Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Forage-Only Diet for Performance Horses Evaluated

August 01, 2012

Recent study results suggest that forage-only diets could hold benefits for performance horses.... Read More

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Drought, Heat Push Horse Feed Costs Skyward

July 27, 2012

With no end to the drought and heat in sight, owners might have to rethink what they feed their horses.... Read More

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UKVDL 2012 Forage Nitrate Testing Guidelines

July 24, 2012

Nitrate accumulation in forages is a real concern this season due to current drought conditions.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More

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Horse Owners Challenged by Heat, Drought

July 18, 2012

Many horse owners are contemplating hay and feed availability with the persistent heat and ongoing drought.... Read More

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Equine Environmental Stewardship Courses Scheduled

July 17, 2012

Penn State Extension has announced the dates and times of a four-part equine environmental stewardship course.... Read More

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Forage-Based Total Mixed Rations: Economical and Effective

July 13, 2012

Forage-based total mixed rations (TMRs) can offer an economical and effective horse feed option.... Read More

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

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Lecture on Chemical Free Pasture Weed Control Scheduled

July 08, 2012

The weed control lecture, hosted by the University of Maryland, will take place July 19.... Read More

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Revise Equine Management Strategies for Hot, Dry Weather

July 05, 2012

Take stock of their pastures and consider other management options, such as providing horses with hay.... Read More

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Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... Read More

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Bread for My Horses?

July 01, 2012

Do you have any information about what would happen if you were to feed a horse bread? I understand that bread... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More

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Equine Oat Research Advisory Board Calls for Pre-Proposals

June 30, 2012

Pre-proposals should focus on one or more of three horse health and oat related research topics.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition

June 27, 2012

Nutritional choices can either help or hinder a horse's health problems, diseases, or ailments.... Read More

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Livestock Heat-Stress Emergency Issued as High Temps Persist

June 27, 2012

High temperatures and dry conditions cause a livestock heat stress emergency warning to be issued.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Grazing Management During Drought

June 22, 2012

Good management can help horse owners get the most from their drought-stressed pastures.... Read More

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Feeding Minis, Ponies, Draft Horses, Mules, and Donkeys

June 17, 2012

Feeding draft horses, miniature horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys requires special some considerations.... Read More

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Seven Mules, Two Horses Die at California National Park

June 12, 2012

The animals died after a watering system malfunctioned, leaving them without an adequate water supply.... Read More

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Yellow Flowers in Horse Pastures: Safe or Dangerous?

June 10, 2012

Dandelions aren't toxic to horses, but buttercups and catsear can both be dangerous if consumed.... Read More

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Pastured Horse Health, Nutrition Lecture Scheduled, June 21

June 10, 2012

Speakers will address several topics surrounding the nutritional and health needs of pastured horses.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora's Potential Role in Equine Obesity

June 04, 2012

Researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity.... Read More