Nutrition and Feed Management

Information to assist in managing equine nutrition, feed management and delivery, including forage quality, pasture quality and pasture management. Instructions on grazing systems, nutrition for broodmares and providing enough drinking water.

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Agricultural Careers Online Course
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Agricultural Careers Online Course

07:00 PM 02/15/2018 - 08:30 PM 04/05/2018

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New for 2018! Agricultural Careers Course will be offered online so that teens and their parents can tune into the sessions from anywhere! More
"Tuli-Toto" by smerikal - CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr
Pasture Management by the Seasons - Articles Articles
Pasture management can be a lot of work- here's how to break down your planning by the season. More
New Penn State Equine Extension Specialist
New Penn State Equine Extension Specialist - News News
Welcome to Dr. Danielle Smarsh More
Basic Pasture Management for the Equine Owner
Basic Pasture Management for the Equine Owner - Articles Articles
Proper pasture management leads to high quality, productive pastures that can supply excellent nutrition for horses. More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
Cool-Season Perennial Grasses for Horse Pastures
Cool-Season Perennial Grasses for Horse Pastures - Articles Articles
Cool-season perennial grasses should be planted in Northeast horse pastures to maximize horse preference, forage persistence and yield. More
Managing a Horse with Laminitis on Grass Pastures
Managing a Horse with Laminitis on Grass Pastures - Articles Articles
Horses prone to laminitis need help when grazing on grass pastures, in the Spring time and early Summer, when grasses grow quickly and lush. More
Horses eating low-quality forage
Hay Quality for Different Classes of Horses - Articles Articles
Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet. More
Introducing Horses to Spring Growing Pastures
Introducing Horses to Spring Growing Pastures - Articles Articles
Control the amount of green grass horses eat when returning to grazing. A horse’s metabolism isn't accustomed to the lush forage and dramatic side effects can occur. More
Laminitis Risk Increased by Pasture Grass Sugars
Laminitis Risk Increased by Pasture Grass Sugars - Articles Articles
Laminitis (founder) can be triggered when susceptible horses ingest high amounts of sugar or fructans that are naturally found in pasture grasses. More
Grazing Residue Height Matters
Grazing Residue Height Matters - News News

Grazing Residue Height Matters

05/17/2017

It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result. More
Manage your pasture as a crop.
Grazing Systems for Livestock and Horses - News News
Grazing strategies to choose from... pick one that best matches your management system for your operation. More
Pasture Evaluation: Documenting Pasture Quality
Pasture Evaluation: Documenting Pasture Quality - Articles Articles
The Penn State Extension Equine team developed an accurate, easy-to-use method to evaluate pastures. More
Pasture Grasses and Forages
Pasture Grasses and Forages - Articles Articles
Information on the different types of pasture grasses and clovers used in Pennsylvania. More
Toxic Weed: Milkweed
Toxic Weed: Milkweed - Articles Articles

Toxic Weed: Milkweed

Donna Foulk

Primary toxin, galitoxin, is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. Toxins known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death. More
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