How does an owner determine what a horse’s nutritional requirements are and just how much energy and protein they need to be feeding a particular horse? First, we need to assess the horse’s overall body condition and determine… Read More
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This time of year I receive a lot of calls regarding pasture renovation and the question arises about what species to plant as the warm-season, perennial pasture base for livestock in Central Florida. A perennial pasture should be… Read More
This annual event focuses on equine production as it relates to sport and recreational horses. This year’s event will be held on September 19th from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville… Read More
Cushings Disease also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is one of the most common diseases in horses over 15 years old.
Smell and color are clues, but not determinants of hay quality. The only way to be sure of hay quality is by testing for nutritional measures. Then match those with the nutritional demands of individual horses.
Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More