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Equine Factsheets

Fences for Horses – This publication provides an overview of the factors that should be considered before you install a horse fence.

Horse Feeding Management

  • Drylots Preserve Pastures – This publication explains the functions of drylots and how to manage them to preserve forage quality in a pasture by reducing or eliminating grazing time during droughts and periods of heavy rainfall.
  • Feed Sampling and Analysis – This publication explains how horse owners should routinely evaluate the nutrient content of their horses’ feed. It also covers interpreting feed analysis reports to understand the actual nutrient content of feeds and develop balanced, cost-effective diets.
  • Nutrient Requirements for Horses – This fact sheet will explain specific production situations where the requirements published in Nutrient Requirements of Horses from the National Research Council should be increased to better meet horses’ nutrient needs.
  • Water Intake, Sweat Production & Electrolyte Supplementation – This fact sheet will clarify the water requirements of your horse and provide guidelines for effective electrolyte supplementation.

Managing Pastures to Feed Your Horse – This publication will explain your horse’s nutritional requirements, and how careful pasture management can produce low-cost, high-quality forage that minimizes or perhaps eliminates the need for feeding grain and mineral supplements.

NCSU Forage and Grassland Management Resource page

Mare & Foal Nutrition

  • Body Condition Scoring – This publication addresses the effect of body condition on the reproductive performance of mares as well as using the body condition scoring system on mature horses in all production situations to assess and adjust body condition.

North Carolina Equine Activity Liability Provision – This publication contains the N.C. General Statutes pertinent to equine liability (§99E).

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Lori Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry Call Lori Email Lori Animal Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
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