Content tagged "horse feeding management"

Cold Weather Feeding Practices for Horses

Horses Updated: August 09, 2013

 Prepared by Dr. Robert A. Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry SpecialistThe amount of energy required by the horse to meet daily energy needs is measured as...

Feeding a Horse for Maintenance

Horses Updated: October 11, 2011

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyMaintenance is a component of all physiological states, defined as no net gain or loss of any nutrients. The nutrients...

Group Feeding of Horses

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyIn a herd situation, horses establish a dominance hierarchy--a pecking order. In group feeding, you must keep this...

Feeding Forages to Horses

Horses Updated: October 06, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyForages, especially hays, should be fed in a manner that minimizes:Horses have a natural instinct to consume feed from...

Feeding Horses by Weight, Not Volume

Horses Updated: October 05, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAll concentrates do not weigh the same. For example:A 3-lb coffee can full ofTherefore, a coffee can full of oats is...

Store Hay to Maintain Quality for Horses

Horses Updated: September 28, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyHay should be stored in a dry, clean environment. Moisture causes mold to grow on the hay, and moldy hay should not be...

Supplementing a Horses Balanced Ration

Horses Updated: September 27, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyIf you are feeding a commercial feed, the feed is balanced to meet the nutrient needs of a specific class of horse....

Feed Adequate Long-Stemmed Roughage

Horses Updated: September 26, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyHorses have an absolute requirement for long-stemmed roughage. They require it for normal gastrointestinal function....

Digestive System of the Horse

Horses Updated: September 20, 2011

In order to provide a horse with the proper nutrients it needs to survive, we must first understand the horse's digestive system and how it functions. This...

Storing Grains for Horses

Horses Updated: September 20, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyConcentrates should be stored in grain bins, barrels, or feed boxes with tight lids to keep them dry and prevent...

Water Intake and Electrolyte Supplementation for Horses

Horses Updated: September 20, 2011

Of the five basic nutrient groups - protein, carbohydrates and fats (energy sources), water, minerals and vitamins - water is the most essential to your...

Changing Rations for Horses

Horses Updated: September 20, 2011

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyChange rations gradually over a period of about one week. Sudden changes may cause:One method for changing a ration is...

Horse Welfare: Guidelines for Water and Feed

Horses Updated: September 20, 2011

In Tennessee, horses are commonly owned throughout the state. Tennessee law requires that all animals have necessary water, feed, shelter and care.This...

Hay Analysis: Its Importance and Interpretation

Updated: January 22, 2011

Jenifer Nadeau, M.S., Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Equine Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science Having your hay analyzed is a great idea. It is...

Monitoring a Horse's Nutritional and Health Status

Updated: November 09, 2010

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky A change in a horse's eating habits can be a signal to the owner or farm manager that something may be wrong. Therefore,...

Selecting Horse Hay

Updated: November 03, 2010

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Good quality hay is essential, since hay constitutes a large majority of the horse’s diet. Several factors influence...

Nutritional Concerns for Exercising Horses

Horses Updated: December 19, 2009

Dr. David W. Freeman, Oklahoma Extension Equine Specialist The horse is a unique specie of livestock in that its primary purpose is for pleasure or work....

Body Condition and Reproductive Performance of Broodmares

Horses Updated: December 19, 2009

David W. Freeman, OSU Extension Equine Specialist Body condition refers to the amount of fat on a horse’s body. Fat is tissue that serves to store energy and...

Slowing Down the Fast Eating Horse

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Horses that eat fast and aggressively should be encouraged to eat more slowly. Horses that bolt their food have a...

Common Feeding Programs for Horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky The National Research Council (1989) has published a guide to feeding horses entitled "Nutrient Requirements of Horses."...

Feeding Frequency for Horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky When feeding the horse, there are three general guidelines one should follow. Let’s look at the reasons why farm...

Feeding the Exercising Horse

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Work can be divided into three levels: Some events can be considered intermediate (between two intensities), such as show...

Feeding the Stallion or Broodmare

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Energy is the most important nutirent when balancing a diet for breeding stallions and broodmares. Energy for...

Grain Feeding for Horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Horses should be provided the grain meal at the same time as feeding forages. Like hay, grain should be fed from a feeder...

Changing the Diet of Horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Whether it’s the grain, hay, or time on pasture, any change in the horse's diet should be spread over several days or...

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