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Monday, August 11, 2014

Managing During Drought

Written by Doug Thal, DVM, DABVP, Courtesy of AAEP
Several areas of the country are currently experiencing drought. Abnormally dry conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.

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Horses on productive pastures tend to exercise naturally as they graze; this constant moving and foraging is beneficial for their digestive health.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 Tips for Fighting Fungus-Infected Fescue

Written by AAEP

Tall fescue is a grass which grows on over 35 million acres of land in the United States. As many as 700,000 horses may graze fescue pastures or be fed fescue hay each year. Many of these pastures contain fescue that is infected with an endophytic fungus that is toxic to horses. When the horse ingests the grass, it is steadily poisoned by alkaloids produced by the fungus.

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