Pasture and Forages

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USDA Forage Research Unit at UK has Equine Focus

August 27, 2011

UK is home to a unique USDA research unit that focuses a large portion of of its forage research on horses.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Tips for Overseeding Central Kentucky Horse Pastures

August 21, 2011

A good pasture management practices is overseeding, or planting seed in a field with existing grass.... Read More

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Drought Continues to Plague South Central United States

August 20, 2011

Horse owners, livestock producers, and farmers are all looking for help in getting through the dry spell.... Read More

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Hay Shortage Hits Texas

August 05, 2011

As Texas battles extreme drought, horse owners struggle to get their hands on enough hay for their horses.... Read More

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Pasture Weeds Video Wins American Horse Publications Award

July 24, 2011

William W. Witt, PhD, was featured in a video produced by TheHorse.com that won third place at the American ... Read More

McCulley and her team use infrared radiant heaters to warm the air to study how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what those changes could mean for forage quality.

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Climate Change's Effects on Kentucky Horse Pastures

July 22, 2011

Rebecca McCulley, PhD, is studying how climate change could affect Kentucky pastures' composition and what ... Read More

Wild Parsnip

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Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

July 22, 2011

Wild parsnip is distributed widely across the United States and Canadian provinces and grows frequently along ... Read More

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Hay Producers: Quality Second Cutting Still Likely

July 21, 2011

Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to grow and...... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Manage Summer Pastures

July 01, 2011

Assess your geographic region, plant species, soil, and plant stand to help maintain your pastures' (and your... Read More

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Managing Laminitis-Prone Horses

June 27, 2011

But how should you manage a horse that hasn't yet developed laminitis, but is a likely candidate?... Read More

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Forage Clinics for Horse Owners Scheduled

June 25, 2011

Two Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown forage clinics designed to teach horse owners to ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

June 11, 2011

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? ... Read More

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Blister Beetles: Deadly in Horse Hay

June 02, 2011

Owners should be aware of a potentially fatal tagalong in healthy-looking alfalfa hay: blister beetles.... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Landscaping Plants to Avoid

May 28, 2011

Owners often base plant choices in aesthetics, but toxicity should be considered when planting near horses.... Read More

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Nitrogen Losses in Soil During Wet Weather

May 26, 2011

Wet weather has caused many farm managers to worry about nitrogen losses in their fields, especially in fields... Read More

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Green Farm Makeover

May 01, 2011

Can we as horse owners make a few changes to our horse keeping habits to help lessen our draw on the ecosystem? We can make everyday changes such as recycling and conserving water, but what else can we do to reduce our impact on the environment?... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers and Weanlings: Effects of Diet Type

April 16, 2011

Gastric ulcers can affect horses of all breeds, ages, shapes, and sizes. Weanlings are among these: They are transitioning from a diet of milk to one of forages and concentrates, while also experiencing the stress of separation from their dams. ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Poisonous Plants Now Available

April 05, 2011

TheHorse.com's free Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A chat on Poisonous Plants was held March 30, and the audio recording is now available. Just about every pasture or horse property on the planet has undesirable plants or weeds on it. What weeds, trees, and ... Read More

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Search for the Cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy

April 04, 2011

Equine atypical myopathy (EAM), a seasonal, pasture-associated muscle disorder of unknown etiology (cause), presents a particular challenge to veterinarians. The disease is characterized by a generalized complete degeneration of muscle fibers, which ... Read More

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Poisonous Plants

March 30, 2011

What weeds, trees, and shrubs are poisonous to your horses?... Read More