Content tagged "horse feeding management"

Antioxidants for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Carey A. Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist; Lesleyann E. Atherly, Rutgers University, Cook College, Animal Science Research Student; Jessica D....

High Fat Diets for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Dr. Robert A. Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry Specialist On high-fat diets, horses perform longer without fatiguing, incur fewer injuries, and maintain...

Nutrient Requirements for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

David W. Freeman, OSU Extension Equine Specialist Horses are fed a variety of forms and types of feeds. Diets range from 100 percent pasture forage to 100...

Nutritional Considerations for Broodmares

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

David W. Freeman, Extension Equine SpecialistThe success of any breeding program depends partially on correct nutritional management of broodmares. Past...

Evaluating Rations for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

David W. Freeman, OSU Extension Equine Specialist Horses are fed a variety of feeds. Diets range from 100 percent pasture forage to 100 percent completely...

Feeding Management of the Equine

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

David W. Freeman, Extension Equine SpecialistOften, it is the way rations are fed rather than their composition that leads to digestive upset in horses. Even...

Feeding the Newborn Foal

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

  Colostrum is the first milk secreted by the mare immediately before foaling and up to 24 hours after foaling. It contains extremely high levels of...

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Your Horse

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science   Water is the most important nutrient needed by the horse. A horse should always...

Feeding Orphan Foals

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Commodity Coordinator, North Carolina State University.  Horsemen faced with raising an orphan foal have two possibilities for...

Feeding Schedule for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe horse's digestive system is designed to allow small quantities of food to pass through continually during the day....

Feeding Hay from Mangers

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyHay should be fed from field mangers where appropriate. Feeding from mangers will minimize hay waste and prevent the...

Feeding a Growing Horse

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyThe growing period from birth to 12 months of age is a critical time in a horse’s life because 90 percent of mature height...

Changing the Diet of Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

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

Grain Feeding for Horses

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

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

Feeding the Stallion or Broodmare

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Feeding the Exercising Horse

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Feeding Frequency for Horses

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Common Feeding Programs for Horses

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Slowing Down the Fast Eating Horse

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Body Condition and Reproductive Performance of Broodmares

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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...

Nutritional Concerns for Exercising Horses

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Selecting Horse Hay

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Monitoring a Horse's Nutritional and Health Status

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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,...

Hay Analysis: Its Importance and Interpretation

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

Horse Welfare: Guidelines for Water and Feed

Horses Updated: October 27, 2014

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

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