Content tagged "horse"

Judging Horse Events - Timed Event Classes

Horses Updated: October 31, 2018

 Timed event classes may also be referred to as "games," "gymkhanas," or "O-Mok-See." Generally in these classes, the fastest time wins. Deviating from the...

Nutrient Cycling in Horse Pastures

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

This presentation will review the existing multi-species literature on nutrient cycling and how it is affected by the horse’s diet and rotational...

Pen Rider and Processors Horse Safety and Care Certificate course

Horses Updated: March 30, 2016

Are you a manager or staff member who takes care of horses on a feedlot? Are you a worker on a feedlot who is responsible for the horses' care and...

Cuidado y Manejo del Caballo para Vaqueros y Procesadores

Horses Updated: February 17, 2016

¿Es usted un gerente o un miembro del personal que cuida de los caballos en un corral de engorde? ¿Es usted un trabajador en un corral de engorde, que es...

Case Study of Contaminated Compost: Collaborations Between Vermont Extension and the Agency of Agriculture to Mitigate Damage Due to Persistent Herbicide Residues

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Picloram, clopyralid, aminopyralid and aminocyclopyrochlor are broadleaf herbicides commonly used in pastures due to effectiveness in controlling undesirable...

Reducing Hay Waste Associated with Outdoor Feeding of Adult Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Hay is commonly fed to horses and is usually the largest and most expensive dietary component for adult horses. Hay waste can occur during both storage and...

Water Intake and Electrolyte Supplementation for Horses

Horses Updated: December 23, 2015

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

Digestive System of the Horse

Horses Updated: December 23, 2015

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...

How do we control fire ants in pastures?

Horses Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

First, is it worth treating your pasture at all? If the answer is yes, there are several baits that can be broadcast for fire ant control in pastures. These...

Body Condition Scoring Apps for Horses

Horses Updated: April 07, 2015

Body condition scoring (BCS) is an important skill for horse owners to learn. Estimating body condition, or how much fat the horse has on it's body, is very...

Measuring Pasture Dry Matter Intake of Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

The ability to predict a horse's rate of pasture dry matter intake (DMI) assists horse owners/managers in accounting for pasture's contribution toward a...

Effect of Grazing Cell Size on Horse Pasture Utilization

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Horses grazing continuously within a single pasture often graze selectively resulting in under- and over-grazed areas. The net result is inefficient use of...

Rotational Grazing Effects on Pasture Nutrient Content

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Rotational grazing is a recommended strategy to improve pasture health and animal performance. Previous studies have reported improved forage quality in...

Improving Pasture Utilization by Optimizing Horse Preference

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Differences in preference, defined as the behavioral response of an animal to plants when a choice is given, affects not only animal utilization of forage...

An NE-1441 Project: Proposed Methodologies for Administering a Multi-State Environmental Best Management Practices Survey of Equine Properties

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

Several states have reported that equine are the fastest growing segment of the livestock industry. Nationwide, equine has increased by 77% since 1997; and...

Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Preliminary research has shown that sodium pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug, can persist up to 180 days in equine...

I need some information on EPM or the equine opossum disease (symptoms, etc.).

Horses Updated: April 16, 2013

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a debilitating neurologic disease of horses. It can affect the brain, brainstem, spinal cord or any combination...

How do you body condition score a horse?

Animal Welfare Updated: January 30, 2013

 Horse Body Condition Scores and Descriptions (Adapted from Henneke et al., 19831)ScoreCondition Description1 - PoorAnimal extremely emaciated. Spinous...

What is a draft animal?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

A draft animal is one that is used to aid in work or labor. An ox is one type of draft animal that has been used for centuries for it's ability to pull heavy...

Are autumn blaze maples toxic to horses?

Gardens & Landscapes Horses Updated: January 19, 2012

The only species of maple that has been shown to be toxic to horses in the eastern states is the red maple (Acer rubrum). "Autumn Blaze" is a hybrid between...

What do the sensitive and insensitive laminae do in the horse's hoof?

Horses Updated: January 18, 2012

The insensitive laminae and the sensitive laminae intermesh together to hold the hoof wall to the coffin bone. The sensitive laminae are filled with nerves...

I have heard that feeding corn to horses isn't good for them. Where is the safe limit when feeding corn? The horses that are being fed are draft horses who do work but not overly hard.

Horses Updated: January 04, 2012

Corn, also referred to as maize, is grown in almost all states in America and is readily available to horse owners. Dent corn, also referred to as field...

How do I tell when my mare is ready to breed?

Horses Updated: August 03, 2011

A mare will show signs of heat (sexual acceptance of the stallion) about four to seven days of her approximately 21-day-long cycle. In between the heat...

What are the pros and cons of feeding Kleingrass/hay to horses?

Horses Updated: August 03, 2011

Kleingrass is excellent forage for cattle, but in horses, liver damage can occur with long duration consumption. Grazing pure stands of Kleingrass hay or...

Are magnolia trees safe for horses to eat?

Horses Updated: June 21, 2010

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