Pasture and Forages

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

August 30, 2015

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. ... Read More

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Forage Quality, Feeding Strategies Workshop Sept. 19

August 29, 2015

Lecture topics will include forage types, efficient forage use, hay production and quality, and more.... Read More

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Exmoor Ponies Help Revamp the Czech Republic's Landscape

August 29, 2015

The researchers hope the ponies help restore the land to the rich and productive territory it was before World War II.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

By dividing a pasture area into smaller portions and rotating horses through each section, you can encourage horses to graze more evenly while keeping pasture grass from becoming overgrazed.

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Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

August 27, 2015

Rotational grazing is utilized to increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction. ... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 23, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 09, 2015

Hay cubes, complete feeds, and forage byproducts can help horse owners stretch their hay supply if needed.... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More

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Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More

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Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

July 24, 2015

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. ... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Equine Pasture Walk Workshop

July 20, 2015

Rutgers pasture experts will discuss grazing research comparing continuous and rotational grazing systems and more.... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

July 18, 2015

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

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How to Protect Septic Systems and Wells from Horses

July 02, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains why you should keep horses off septic systems and away from wells.... Read More

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The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More

Control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by 10 to 25 feet of vegetation.

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Buffer Your Horse Paddocks

June 30, 2015

You can help to control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by a buffer strip.... Read More

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Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

June 27, 2015

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application.... Read More