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UK Ag Equine Programs Calendar, 2018
9/6/2017 (minor revision)

The information in this calendar is provided to aid owners in planning for the care and use of their horses. When necessary, information is discussed in the month prior to application to allow horse owners adequate time to plan for activities such as weed control, soil testing, and vaccinations. Contact your local veterinarian for health-related issues and your county extension agent for further information. | ID-196
2,900 printed copies | 32 pages | 5,598 words | 91 downloads | PDF: 10,700 kb


2016 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/18/2016 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-718
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,440 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 842 kb


Help! My Horse Roars! What Is Laryngeal Hemiplegia?
10/10/2016 (new)

Various ailments can affect the different parts of the larynx of horses. Diseases of the larynx can produce airway obstruction and sometimes dysphagia. Obstructive diseases, such as laryngeal hemiplegia, often produce an abnormal respiratory noise and, most important, they limit airflow, which leads to early fatigue and poor exercise performance. | ASC-226
web only | 4 pages | 2,122 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 402 kb


Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is My Horse Just Fat, or Is He Sick?
10/4/2016 (new)

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder that affects equids (horses, ponies, and donkeys) in three defining ways: they are obese and/or have localized fat deposits, they are in an insulin resistance (IR) state, now referred to as insulin dysregulation (ID), and they are predisposed to developing laminitis. | ID-239
web only | 3 pages | 1,558 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 1,473 kb


2015 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/10/2015 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-703
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,430 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 875 kb


Etymology of the Scientific Names of Some Endoparasites of Horses
10/29/2015 (new)

The use of only common names for parasites can be confusing because of lack of uniformity. Fortunately a huge contribution for science was made by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus who is considered the father of taxonomy. English translation of the scientific names here are mainly from "dictionary" sources. A few are from the original descriptions. More than one possible meaning is listed for some of the scientific names. | SR-110
25 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,500 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 114 kb


Strongyles in Horses
7/24/2015 (new)

Parasites live in a host from which they obtain food and protection. They may harm but usually do not benefit the host. The word "parasite" is derived from the Latin and Greek languages meaning, in general, "one who eats at the table of another." It is said that a "good" parasite does not overtly harm or kill its host. It is theoretically possible that a more benign parasite (e.g. Gasterophilus spp.) is much "older in eons of time" and it and its host have adjusted better to each other than a conceivably "newer" parasite (e.g. Strongylus spp.) which may be more harmful to its host. | SR-109
40 printed copies | 8 pages | 2,655 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 2,600 kb


Slaframine Toxicosis or "Slobbers" in Cattle and Horses
7/17/2015 (new)

Although black patch occurs only sporadically, the right temperature, moisture, and soil pH may combine and allow Rhizoctonia leguminicola to thrive. Be aware of the possible consequences of this fungus, especially profuse salivation or "Sobbers" in cattle and horses. Good forage management, will reduce the risk of problems when utilizing this forage. | ID-230
web only | 2 pages | 948 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 256 kb


2014 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2014 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-685
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,976 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 810 kb


Stereotypic Behavior in Horses: Weaving, Stall Walking, and Cribbing
3/14/2014 (new)

Many stabled horses perform a variety of repetitive behaviors such as weaving, stall walking, cribbing, headshaking and pawing. These behaviors have been called many different names including stereotypic behavior, stereotypies, stereotypes, obsessive compulsive disorders, vices and habits. Although it may be difficult to know why exactly each horse performs these vices, there may be specific causal factors for these activities in the horse. These behaviors are not simply learned and not simply inherited, but may be a mixture of both. Studies show that some families of horses have a higher prevalence of certain vices, which suggests heritability and genetic components. However, the tendency to perform the behavior only becomes apparent when other risk factors are also in place. | ASC-212
web only | 2 pages | 1,401 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 480 kb


Selecting Feeds for Horses
1/6/2014 (new)

Feeds should be selected with the nutrient requirements of the horse in mind, recognizing that requirements vary with the life stage of the horse (growing, pregnant, lactating, working, idle). Feeds for horses should always be clean and free from toxins. Feeds should also promote gastrointestinal health. The large intestine (cecum and colon) of the digestive tract contains a diverse population of beneficial microbes that can easily be upset by poor feed selection. In nature horses will spend more than 50% of their time grazing; therefore, feed that promotes similar feeding behavior may be desirable. Once appropriate feeds have been selected, it is important that they are fed in the correct amounts using good feeding management strategies. | ASC-205
web only | 5 pages | 3,082 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,450 kb


2013 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2013 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-669
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 940 kb


2012 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2012 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. | PR-652
500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 900 kb


Help! My Horse is Too Fat!
4/19/2012 (new)

As we understand more about the impact that obesity has on animal health, it is imperative that we strive to keep our horses at an optimum body condition. | ASC-187
web only | 4 pages | 2,833 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 413 kb


2011 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses | PR-636
600 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,667 words | 1 download | PDF: 410 kb


Equine Viral Arteritis
11/14/2011 (new)

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of horses and other equine species caused by equine arteritis virus (EAV) that is found in horse populations in many countries. It was first isolated and identified in 1953 from the lung of an aborted fetus with characteristic pathologic changes in the smaller arteries, which is how the disease got its name. | ID-197
web only | 3 pages | 1,640 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 270 kb


Methods of Identification for Horses
9/13/2011 (major revision)

In today's competitive world of equine sports, proper identification has become a top priority. Thorough and effective identification ensures that the horse being bought, sold, raced, or bred is indeed the horse it is claimed to be. Many methods are used to identify a horse, including markings, cowlicks, chestnuts, tattooing, freeze branding, blood typing, DNA typing, and microchip identification. | ASC-146
web only | 3 pages | 1,789 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 340 kb


Preventing Barn Fire: Tips for Horse Owners
6/2/2011 (new)

Every year, close to 200 horses are reported to have died in barn fires in the United States. Although less frequent than house fires, barn fires are more common than we would like. Many barn fires could be prevented by good barn design/construction, strict personnel policies, and clear directives about how the barn and equipment should be maintained. | ASC-184
web only | 3 pages | 1,943 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb


Colic in Horses
5/18/2011 (major revision)

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the species that most commonly suffers from colic, which is a general term for abdominal pain. Colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses and should be of concern for horse owners. | ASC-128
web only | 2 pages | 1,636 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 200 kb


Horses and Rain
5/9/2011 (new)

Spring is a very rainy season in Kentucky. With a lot of rain comes a lot of mud, and in some places, floods. If you own horses, you need to be aware of some problems that arise when you have too much rain in a short period of time. | ASC-183
web only | 2 pages | 951 words | 53 downloads | PDF: 200 kb


Equine Infectious Anemia
3/4/2011 (new)

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy, inappetence (lack of appetite) and anemia (low red blood cell count). | ASC-181
web only | 2 pages | 1,500 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 169 kb


2010 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/3/2011 (new)

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. | PR-618
600 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,519 words | 1 download | PDF: 365 kb


Anthrax in Horses
10/7/2010 (new)

Horses become infected with anthrax either through ingestion, inhalation or skin penetration by biting flies or injury, especially when animals are exposed to soil or carcasses of infected animals. | ASC-180
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 210 kb


Trail Riding Etiquette for Horse Enthusiasts
9/20/2010 (new)

When you're trail riding, you need to be aware of safety, not only for yourself and the horse, but also as a courtesy for other trail users. You should follow all general precautions about safe riding, but also follow practices that apply specifically to trails, whether you're riding alone or in a group, for a short or long distance, or for fun or competition. | ID-183
web only | 2 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 203 kb


Establishing Horse Pastures
9/20/2010 (major revision)

Kentucky and surrounding states are known for grass pastures and horses. Pastures supply nutrients, provide hoof support for exercise, control erosion, and add to the aesthetic value of horse farms. The ability to establish and manage horse pastures is therefore important to horse owners. | ID-147
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 207 kb


Wobbler Syndrome in Horses
9/13/2010 (new)

Wobbler syndrome, or cervical vertebral malformation (CVM), is a devastating disease that can affect a horse's neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. It is a structural narrowing of the spinal canal due to a variety of vertebral malformations and leads to spinal cord compression. As a result, horses exhibit clinical signs of spasticity, ataxia, and lack of coordination. | ID-182
web only | 2 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 167 kb


Soil Sampling and Nutrient Management in Horse Pastures
7/27/2010 (new)

Horse pastures are fertilized to ensure a reliable supply of energy, protein, and other nutrients for a long season of grazing. Management of plant nutrients maintains a balance of improved grasses and legumes and suppresses many pasture weeds. Properly fertilized pastures look good and harm neither animals nor the environment. | AGR-200
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 293 kb


Rabies in Horses
6/15/2010 (major revision)

Rabies in the horse is a relatively uncommon disease. Although the number of confirmed rabies cases in horses is low, the potential for human exposure makes it important to discuss the causes of rabies and its diagnosis, treatment, and control. It is noteworthy that the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association include rabies as one of the diseases for which horses should be vaccinated every year. | ASC-125
web only | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Evaluating the Health of Your Horse
2/5/2010 (new)

Horse owners, managers, and handlers can help to maintain the health of their animals by studying their behavior through observation and inspection, and should be able to accurately determine important measurements such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and mucous membrane color through a clinical examination. Having this information about your horse can be critical if the animal is ill or injured and you need to supply these details to your veterinarian. | ID-179
web only | 6 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 373 kb


2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report: Tolerance to Horses
12/21/2009 (new)

The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival. | PR-598
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 313 kb


Using Soil Cement on Horse and Livestock Farms
8/3/2009 (new)

Most farmers in Kentucky can identify with a myriad of problems associated with mud forming around high traffic areas, including areas around horse and cattle waterers, feed bunks, round bale feeders, walk paths and gate entrances. Mud is usually a result of animals congregating in and around these areas, but increased traffic can enhance the problem. In many cases, finding solutions to mud problems on farms is not the issue--the issue is determining how to make solutions economical. | ID-176
web only | 4 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 329 kb


2008 Cool Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

| PR-582
1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 320 kb


Equine Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
10/3/2008 (new)

| ID-173
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 36 downloads | PDF: 240 kb


Core Vaccination Program and Infectious Disease Control for Horses
9/19/2008 (new)

| ASC-176
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 240 kb


Botulism: A Deadly Disease That Can Affect Your Horse
3/28/2008 (new)

| ASC-173
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 192 kb


Heaves in Horses
1/31/2008 (new)

| ASC-172
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 27 downloads | PDF: 531 kb


2007 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-565
750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 213 kb


Composting Horse Muck
10/10/2007 (new)

| ID-168
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 62 downloads | PDF: 291 kb


Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures
8/24/2007 (new)

| ID-165
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 250 kb


High Traffic Area Pads for Horses
7/15/2007 (new)

| ID-164
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 54 downloads | PDF: 348 kb


Pervious Concrete as a Flooring Material for Horse Handling Areas
3/13/2007 (new)

| ID-161
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 243 kb


2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report, Tolerance to Horses
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-548
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 189 kb


Tapeworms in Horses
4/15/2006 (minor revision)

| VET-32
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 430 kb


Controlling Internal Parasites of the Horse
4/15/2006 (minor revision)

| VET-1
5,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 50 downloads | PDF: 662 kb


2005 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/7/2006 (new)

| PR-531
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


2004 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
2/20/2005 (new)

| PR-512
750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 538 kb


Horse Judging Manual
7/1/2004 (minor revision)

| ASC-118
1,000 printed copies | 28 pages | - | 27 downloads | PDF: 992 kb


2003 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
1/10/2004 (new)

| PR-496
750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 87 kb


2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-479
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 79 kb


2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-462
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 57 kb


New Recommendations for Perennial Ryegrass Seedings for Kentucky Horse Farms
1/1/2002 (new)

| ID-142
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 41 kb


Choosing Hay for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

| ID-146
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 397 kb


Alfalfa Cubes for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

| ID-145
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 310 kb


Equine Feeding Management
4/1/1995 (new)

| ASC-143
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 146 kb


Forages for Horses
5/1/1989 (new)

| ASC-120
10,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 201 kb


Basic Horse Nutrition
7/1/1988 (new)

| ASC-114
10,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 243 kb


Housing for Pleasure Horses
9/1/1983 (reprinted)

| ID-57
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 6 downloads | HTML: 23 kb


E.I.A. Equine Infectious Anemia
1/1/1973 (new)

| VET-10
300 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 107 kb