Horse Barn Management

Dec 01, 2014

Equine Disposal Guide for Maryland Horse Owners (EB-421)

Have you ever lost a horse or made the difficult decision to euthanize a horse? Then what do you do? Properly handling a large animal after it has passed away can be difficult. Publication EB-421 from the University of MD Extension helps guide horse owners in each MD county in the disposal options available.
Jan 01, 2011

Nutrient Management Plans for Maryland Farms

In 1998, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Maryland Nutrient Management Law” that requires certain agricultural operations, including horse farms, to obtain a nutrient management plan. This document is intended to help horse farm operators determine if a plan is needed for their farm and what basic steps are necessary to obtain a plan.
Nov 06, 2020

Calculating Your Horse's Winter Hay Needs

As cold weather approaches, knowing how much hay you will need to get through the winter is important. Learn how to calculate your horse's hay needs to ensure adequate nutrition and health.
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May 14, 2012

Equine Facilities and Pasture Considerations

Being able to keep your horses at home may be a dream come true, but it is a much sweeter dream when proper thought and planning has been put into facility and pasture needs. Topics include facility considerations, maintaining pastures and designing a rotational grazing system. Have your pastures looking great for this summer!
Jan 01, 2014

Development of an Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site for Extension Education

Improper management of grazing horses can lead to the loss of vegetative cover, soil erosion and nutrient run-off into nearby water sources . An example of poor grazing management is to allow horses to continuously overgraze pasture without allowing for rest and regrowth of the plants. Best management practices (BMPs) are practices that farm operators can use to control and reduce the farm’s risk of negatively impacting the surrounding environment.