Pasture and Forages

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

February 26, 2014

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More

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Hay: To Soak or Not to Soak?

February 21, 2014

Find out if soaking your horse's hay might be a good option, or whether unsoaked hay is the way to go.... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis in Nonpregnant Horses

February 20, 2014

Endophyte-infected fescue appears to cause reduced blood flow to mares' reproductive organs.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Lush Spring Pastures

February 18, 2014

Of the 991 respondents, 26% said they'd reduce their horses' turnout time to reduce spring pasture intake.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

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Types of Horse Feeds

January 17, 2014

Not sure what options you have for feeding your horse? Here's a guide to feeds often found in equine diets.... 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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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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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Types of Carbohydrates in Horse Feed Diets

November 29, 2013

Confused about carbs? Get the low-down on some common carbohydrates found in horse feeds.... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis

November 25, 2013

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More

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Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

November 22, 2013

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

November 21, 2013

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. ... Read More

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Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

November 19, 2013

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses.... 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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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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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 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

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... 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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Turnout Time's Impact on Grass Consumption and Fecal pH

July 14, 2013

Researchers showed that reduced time on pasture increases consumption rate and decreases fecal pH in horses. ... Read More