Pasture and Forages

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Pastured Horse Health, Nutrition Lecture Scheduled, June 21

June 10, 2012

Speakers will address several topics surrounding the nutritional and health needs of pastured horses.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Cautions Against Horses Overgrazing

June 02, 2012

Lots of rain means lots of grass. Keep your horse healthy and from overgrazing with these tips.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Fourth Annual UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Scheduled

May 23, 2012

UK's Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. EDT... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

May 17, 2012

There's no cure for EMS in horses, but owners can take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development.... Read More

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23 Cases of Atypical Myopathy Diagnosed in Spring 2012

May 15, 2012

Eighteen cases identified in France, four in Great Britain, and one in New Zealand.... Read More

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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

May 06, 2012

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More

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Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

May 01, 2012

Regulate grass intake to prevent excess weight gain when fields are at their greenest.... Read More

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Rejuvenating Winter Pastures Seminar Scheduled for April 19

April 12, 2012

Learn how pastures overworked and overgrazed during the winter can be revived into productive fields.... Read More

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Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

April 01, 2012

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

February 24, 2012

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier.... Read More

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Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

February 23, 2012

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

February 22, 2012

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. ... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: White Snakeroot

January 28, 2012

White snakeroot is a warm-season perennial frequently found in shaded areas of pastures near streams or woods.... Read More

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Central Ky. County Agents Host 'Pastures Please!' Workshops

January 25, 2012

This year's program will focus on pasture weed control, reducing parasite loads, and when to fertilize.... Read More

Consuming persimmons, while sometimes appealing to horses, can be deadly; its fibers and seeds can create an obstruction within the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in potentially serious impaction colic.

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Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

January 15, 2012

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 11

January 09, 2012

Topics of discussion will include vitamin and mineral supplementation, managing hay, and ration balancing.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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Seasonal Effects on Texas Cushing's Test Results (AAEP 2011)

January 03, 2012

Season variations in ACTH levels are found in some geographic areas, while no changes take place in others.... Read More

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Understanding Atypical Myopathy

December 30, 2011

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise.... Read More

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Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

December 29, 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America.... Read More