Pasture and Forages


Green Grass: Approach with Caution

June 26, 2013

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


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


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


Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

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


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


Rutgers Equine Science Center Webinar Series Announced

November 10, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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