Horse Nutrition

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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Aug 01, 2016

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I: Making the Equine Digestive Tract Model

Understanding the basic concepts of how to feed horses properly is important to ensure optimal health and performance in the horse. One of the most fundamental aspects of understanding equine nutrition is learning how the digestive anatomy and physiology of the horse influences what and how we feed horses to meet their nutritional needs. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition is a two-part series of publications that educators can use to help foster a fun and easy learning environment when teaching equine nutrition. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I details how to assemble a model equine digestive tract that is easy to make, store, use, and transport for equine nutrition presentations to people of all ages. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition, Part II instructs educators about the physiology of the digestive tract and how it relates to good feeding management practices.
Aug 01, 2016

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part II: Equine Digestive Anatomy and Physiology

Understanding the basic concepts of how to feed horses properly is important to ensure optimal health and performance in the horse. One of the most fundamental aspects of understanding equine nutrition is learning how the digestive anatomy and physiology of the horse influences what and how we feed horses to meet their nutritional needs. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition is a two-part series of publications that educators can use to help foster a fun and easy learning environment when teaching equine nutrition. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I details how to assemble a model equine digestive tract that is easy to make, store, use, and transport for equine nutrition presentations to people of all ages. Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition, Part II instructs educators about the physiology of the digestive tract and how it relates to good feeding management practices.
Aug 29, 2017

What Supplements Does My Horse Need?

Would your horse benefit from nutritional supplements? How do you know which ones to choose? Learn the basics of determining what supplements can be helpful and how to choose what is best for your horse.
May 14, 2012

Maximizing Your Horse's Nutrition for Optimal Health and Performance

With so many brands and varieties of horse feeds, how do you know which to choose? Learn about the unique features of the horse's digestive tract and how it relates to proper feeding management. Dietary strategies that reduce the incidence of metabolic dysfunction and digestive upsets will also be discussed.
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.