Pasture and Forages

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Link Identified between Tree Seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

January 16, 2013

Seeds from box elder trees were consistently present in the autumn pastures of all horses studied.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Webinar Series Announced

November 10, 2012

This fall, Rutgers will host two webinars on "Demystifying Forage Feeding."... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 31, 2012

As temperatures drop, consider making changes in horses' feeding programs in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Horses' Voluntary Intake of Four Hay Types

October 10, 2012

Horses showed a clear preference for alfalfa compared to the other types of hay offered.... Read More

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Study Examines Most 'Physically Effective Fiber' for Horses

October 06, 2012

Forage-only diets provide horses with more physically effective fiber than hay and concentrate diets.... Read More

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Effect of Restricted Grazing on Hindgut pH and Fluid Balance

October 03, 2012

Restricted pasture access does not have negative effects on hindgut fermentation or fluid balance.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

September 29, 2012

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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Study Evaluates Equine Fecal pH during Abrupt Feed Changes

September 24, 2012

No significant fecal pH decrease occurred, but it's important to change equine feed gradually, researchers say.... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Starch Digestion in Horse Diets

September 02, 2012

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of the horse's diet.... 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

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Grazing on Lawn Grass

September 01, 2012

We intend to bring our mare home where most of the pasture was our lawn. We've never used chemicals but I am n... Read More

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Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More

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Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

August 26, 2012

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Nutrition for Rehabilitating the Starved Horse

August 21, 2012

UC Davis researchers found that high-quality alfalfa hay is most effective for rehabilitating a starved horse.... Read More

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A Closer Look: Gastric Ulcer Formation

August 17, 2012

In this special report, take a "closer look" at gastric ulcers, an all-too-common stomach condition.... 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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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 12, 2012

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