Pasture and Forages

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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

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Study: Broodmares on Pasture Don't Always Need Grain

July 07, 2013

Lactating mares on good quality pasture didn't need grain to maintain their weight or their foals' growth.... Read More

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Green Grass: Approach with Caution

June 26, 2013

Here are some points to consider before turning out horses in lush green pastures.... Read More

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Feed Choices Can Mean Cost Savings for Horse Owners

June 21, 2013

Feed choices are good places to start when trimming expenses without sacrificing the horses' care quality.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Hold Forage Workshop

June 01, 2013

Discussion topics will include techniques for evaluating hay, forage alternative options, and more.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. ... Read More

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New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 05, 2013

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

March 29, 2013

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seeds' Effects on Equine Exercise Recovery

February 28, 2013

Researchers say endophyte-infected tall fescue seed consumption could negatively affect exercise recovery.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buckhorn Plantain

February 24, 2013

Buckhorn plantain is widespread across North America and is a common plant in various pastures and turf.... Read More

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UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Identifies Kentucky Pasture Trends

February 21, 2013

With almost 130 evaluations performed, the program has a large data set about Kentucky horse pastures.... Read More

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New Online Feed Resources Listing can Help Michigan Horse Owners

February 21, 2013

Due to the 2012 drought, some owners are having difficulties finding feed sources for their horses. ... Read More

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Central Kentucky County Agents Host Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2013

This year's program will feature advice about minimizing the risk of laminitis in grazing horses and more.... Read More

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Managing Weeds in Kentucky Horse Pastures

January 21, 2013

A perusal of most Kentucky horse pastures will uncover about 20 plant species, many of which are weeds.... Read More

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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