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Five Tips to Keep Horses Healthier this Winter

January 09, 2014

Get tips from a veterinarian on keeping horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

Avoid over or under feeding by always weighing hay (and grain.) Feeding by eye or the scoop is not accurate and wastes feed and money.

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Practical Horse Feeding for Adult Horses

January 09, 2014

Here are some basic guidelines to help you begin structuring your feeds and feeding program. ... Read More

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Feeder Facts

January 06, 2014

Brush up on your hay feeder knowledge with these 10 research-based tidbits. ... Read More

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University of Wisconsin to Host Equine Nutrition Seminar

January 04, 2014

Presentation topics will include body condition scoring, feeding Cushingoid horses, hay, and more.... Read More

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Horses Require Extra Attention when Temperatures Plummet

January 03, 2014

With freezing temperatures comes the need for extra care and attention for horses and other equids. ... Read More

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Understanding Equine Nutrition Terminology

January 01, 2014

Nothing in equine nutrition is simple, especially terminology. Here are some key terms to understand.... Read More

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Top 5 Equine Nutrition Resolutions to Keep in 2014

January 01, 2014

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet is just as important for our horses as it is for us.... Read More

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Steaming's Effect Horse Hay Studied

December 17, 2013

Researchers found that steaming appears to increase horses' consumption of good-quality hay. ... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses Alfalfa

December 09, 2013

Is it okay to feed my growing 3-year-old horse alfalfa hay? ... Read More

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Prevention and Management of EMS in Horses

December 08, 2013

Taking preventative measures though diet and exercise are the best defenses against EMS development.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

November 20, 2013

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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The Top 10 Goofy Places I've Found Bits of Hay

November 19, 2013

Does it ever feel like hay is following you around everywhere you go?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

November 19, 2013

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter.... Read More

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The Energy Content of Horse Feeds

November 12, 2013

Weight management requires an understanding of energy. As it relates to nutrition, energy refers to calories.... Read More

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Using Hay Replacers for Horses

November 10, 2013

Hay replacers can be extremely useful, but they come with some guidelines to keep horses happy and healthy.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

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

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Hay Soaking

September 19, 2013

Learn about the possible health benefits of soaking hay from The Horse contributor Dr. Stacey Oke.... Read More

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Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

September 19, 2013

Feeding hay before grains appeared to reduce the intensity of cribbing episodes in a recent study.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Conditions Helped by Hay Soaking

July 31, 2013

Research shows that soaking hay before feeding can help a variety of equine health conditions.... Read More

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New Mobile Apps Available for Horse Owners

July 25, 2013

The help horse owners more precisely plan hay purchases and evaluate horses' body weight. ... Read More

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Equine Educational Sessions Back at MSU Ag Expo

July 07, 2013

Sessions on hay production and equine parasite control recommendations will be offered.... Read More

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Rule No. 1 of Horse Keeping: Make Friends with the Hay Guy

June 25, 2013

A reliable source of quality hay is necessary for the health of our horses.... Read More