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Phosphorus Runoff A Concern In Equine Manure Management

Proper manure management is of critical concern to keep the environment surrounding horse farms healthy; runoff is a dire concern as it can contaminate waterways for miles. Phosphorous contamination of waterways has become a concern as horses excrete excess phosphorous through their manure; manure in pastures and paddocks are hot spots for manure runoff, reports […]

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Keys For Feeding Free-Choice Hay To Horses

Free-feeding hay to a horse that has not had previous had access to as much hay as he can eat can be a bit daunting—it may seem like the horse will gorge himself forever and become obese. Most horses will self-regulate after a few weeks, but there are some who don’t even learn to moderate […]

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Study Explores Causes Of Watery Manure

Watery manure in horses can be a horse owner’s nightmare, coating the tail, hind legs and buttocks of horses, potentially scalding skin and encouraging flies. the condition, called “free fecal liquid,” is when a horse excretes manure that has both solid and liquid components. The liquid can be voided by itself or with the solid […]

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Blister Beetles In Hay Claim Lives Of 14 Wisconsin Horses

Last year’s volatile weather affected hay production throughout much of the United States. Wisconsin was no different, with many horse owners having to purchase hay from out state. Peterson Kanarowski, owner of Red Ridge Ranch in Mauston, WI, purchased a load of hay from an online auction in South Dakota. This fall, Kanarowski noticed that […]

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Feeding Forage To Horses On Stall Rest

Managing a horse on stall rest is no easy task; most horses are accustomed to at least some turnout, so to confine them—while keeping them sane and happy—can be difficult. While it can be tempting to offer confined horses an unlimited amount of hay to occupy their time, this may not be suitable for horses […]

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Five Management Strategies To Help A Horse Live Longer

The way a horse is managed throughout his life has a direct impact on how long he lives. With proper care that includes disease prevention, parasite control, routine dental care and others, a horse has a good chance of living well into his twenties or even longer, reports EQUUS. Poor mobility, founder, and the inability […]

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Feed Me: How Often Should Horses Be Fed?

Though some horses live outside constantly, many horses, especially those that are boarded, are kept in stalls for at least part of the day. Barn managers may differ in the number of times per day they feed grain and hay meals to the horses in their care, but twice-a-day feedings are considered standard. In their […]

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Preventing Equine Dehydration In Winter

Keeping livestock water open and flowing in winter can be challenging to say the least, but fresh, clean water is imperative to animal health. During the winter months, a horse converts feed and hay into energy to keep warm; as animals eat drier hay in winter months, it’s important they consume enough water to keep […]

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Alfalfa Or Grass: Which Hay Helps Horses Stay Warmer In Winter?

Horses can be comfortable at a range of temperatures, called their thermal neutral zone; this is where horses don’t need to alter their heat production to stay warm. However, as temperatures cool, horses require additional calories to stay warm. Once the temperature drops significantly, horses enter their lower critical temperature (LCT), where they need to […]

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Just Say No To Grain To Go

Feeding a horse his grain meal while he’s in a moving trailer on the way to a show or event may save time, but it’s definitely not good for his gut. A horse is better off to skip a meal entirely than eat in a moving trailer. Trailering is stressful to horses, even those that […]

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