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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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
How to Analyze Feed and Forage Sampling for Horses
How to Analyze Feed and Forage Sampling for Horses - Articles Articles
It has been said that art and science are combined to determine the best feeding program for your horse. The best way to determine the nutritional value of your feed is to have it analyzed. More
Feeding Horses
Feeding Horses - Articles Articles

Feeding Horses

Ann M. Swinker

When you feed your horse, take into account its age, weight, work and growth to determine its diet. 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
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
Nutritional Considerations for Broodmares
Nutritional Considerations for Broodmares - Articles Articles
The success of any breeding program depends partially on correct nutritional management of broodmares. 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
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
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
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