Recent News for Pastures

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Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

September 28, 2013

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Weed Management Plans for Horse Pastures

September 27, 2013

Fall is a good time to evaluate pastures' quality and develop a weed management plan for the coming year.... Read More

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UK, KHP Foundation Partner to Improve Watershed

September 26, 2013

The groups partnered in 2013 to make substantial improvements to the Cane Run Watershed.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

August 20, 2013

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them. ... Read More

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Clover Control

August 05, 2013

Do you have any suggestions on how to control clover in pastures that don't involve herbicides?... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management 101 Seminars Scheduled

August 04, 2013

The University of Maryland (UMD) Extension will be hosting two day-long seminars on horse pasture management.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. ... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 19

May 26, 2013

Horse owners and farm managers will be able to view a range of equipment and supplies for farms of all sizes.... Read More

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TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Controlling Pasture Weeds

April 01, 2013

Prevent these noxious and nuisance weeds from overtaking desirable grasses.... Read More

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33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

March 29, 2013

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets.... Read More

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Renovating the High-Traffic Paddock

March 26, 2013

High-traffic paddocks can become eye sores and provide little, if any, grazing for the horses.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buckhorn Plantain

February 24, 2013

Buckhorn plantain is widespread across North America and is a common plant in various pastures and turf.... Read More

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UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Identifies Kentucky Pasture Trends

February 21, 2013

With almost 130 evaluations performed, the program has a large data set about Kentucky horse pastures.... Read More

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Central Kentucky County Agents Host Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2013

This year's program will feature advice about minimizing the risk of laminitis in grazing horses and more.... Read More

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Managing Weeds in Kentucky Horse Pastures

January 21, 2013

A perusal of most Kentucky horse pastures will uncover about 20 plant species, many of which are weeds.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Host Healthy, Happy Horse Workshop

January 10, 2013

The workshop will feature hands-on sessions on topics relating to horse management and health care.... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

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Rider Safety Program Releases Booklet on Pasture Safety

November 23, 2012

Topics covered include herd behavior, bringing horses in and turning them out, and pasture maintenance.... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

November 16, 2012

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned that Ragwort in UK "Worse than Ever"

October 07, 2012

Ragwort is a poisonous weed for horses which results resulting in liver damage and, sometimes, death.... Read More

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Fall Armyworm Captures Hit All-Time High

September 27, 2012

Fall armyworms should not affect horses' health or be confused with the Eastern tent caterpillar.... Read More

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Horse Fencing: Is There a Best Choice?

September 22, 2012

Many fencing options are available, but there are no hard-and-fast rules as to which is the best choice.... Read More

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Penn State Equine Grazing School, Sept. 22

September 01, 2012

The grazing school will take place on Sept. 22 and will cover a variety of pasture and forage related topics.... Read More