Hay

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How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Common-Sense Equine Nutrition

August 28, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Haynet Design and Forage Consumption Rates Studied

August 24, 2014

Haynets with small openings reduced adult horses' dry matter intake rates and extended foraging time, researchers found.... Read More

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Move Claims 57 Mustangs, BLM Says

August 19, 2014

A vet believes the horses died of complications relating to their ages, stress, and a shift from pasture grass to hay.... Read More

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Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

August 11, 2014

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Hay Tested After California Horses Become Ill

August 07, 2014

One professor believes the hay contained a naturally occurring chemical that made the horses photosensitive.... Read More

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Hay Grid Feeders Can Reduce Horses' Intake

August 07, 2014

Horses consumed less of the offered hay when fed in the grid feeder (48%) than when fed on the ground (60%).... Read More

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Examine Hay for Toxic Striped Blister Beetles

August 01, 2014

Blister beetles produce the caustic oily compound cantharidin, which can cause horses to become sick or die.... Read More

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Hay: Does Fertilization Matter?

July 25, 2014

Should I look for hay that comes from a fertilized or unfertilized field?... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Feeding Time Aggression Studied

July 24, 2014

Increasing the distance between horses and time spent eating might help reduce feeding time aggression. ... Read More

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Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More

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Delivering Energy to Horses

July 13, 2014

What are the best ways to get your horse the dietary energy he needs? Here are some tips.... Read More

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Determining Dietary Energy

July 11, 2014

How much digestible energy does your horse need each day? Here's how to find out.... Read More

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Finding Fiber in Horse Feeds

June 28, 2014

For most horses, grass and hay are the most common fiber sources. But there are other fiber options as well.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Program Hosts Two June Equine Field Days

June 27, 2014

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs hosted two educational events for horse owners in June.... Read More

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Grazing Oat Pastures

June 26, 2014

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

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Assessing Fiber Quality in Horse Feed

June 23, 2014

Not all fiber is created equal, and different forms can vary widely in terms of quality and digestibility.... Read More

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The Importance of Fiber in Horse Diets

June 20, 2014

Fiber the most important ingredient in every equine diet. Learn why your horse needs plenty of this nutrient.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hauling Hay

June 17, 2014

Of the 1,112 respondents, 514 (46%) said they haul and stack their own hay.... Read More

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Why would a Horse Lose Weight during Hot Weather?

June 15, 2014

Find out why some horses lose weight when the temperature rises.... Read More

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How Much Protein is Enough?

June 14, 2014

Learn about protein excesses and deficiencies and how to determine how much protein your horse needs each day.... Read More

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Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

June 10, 2014

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year.... Read More