Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

August 19, 2012

Foals of mares consuming organic selenium had higher blood selenium concentrations than other foals.... Read More

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'Cup' Feeder Slows Horses' Consumption Rate, Reduces Waste

August 14, 2012

Researchers found that a specially designed feeder can slow horses' rate of consumption and reduce feed waste.... Read More

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Plan Ahead to Reseed Pastures Best Results

August 14, 2012

The ideal time to reseed depends on the type of forage a producer selects.... Read More

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MSU to Host 2012 Grazing School Sept. 12-13

August 11, 2012

Many grazing strategies will be discussed during a two-day grazing school at the Lake City Research Center.... Read More

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Drought Damage Dangers: Nitrates and Mycotoxins

August 11, 2012

Horse owners might be concerned about the potential for an unsafe feed supply this year due to the drought.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horses' Voluntary Consumption of Teff Hay

August 05, 2012

When horses were not given a choice of forage, teff hay intake was no different than timothy hay intake.... Read More

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Rotational Grazing: Time it Right for Optimal Pastures

August 03, 2012

Rotational grazing allows horses to graze one section of pasture while other sections recover.... Read More

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Cost-Efficient Feeding

August 01, 2012

Forage analysis and judicial use of concentrates and supplements can help you get the most bang for your buck... Read More

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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