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As a result of wild springtime weather, horse owners need to think about future hay supplies now

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay very early in the year. As a result, horse owners may not have as easy a time finding it when they need it later this year. “With the weather conditions across the Midwest and western U.S., the hay crop may be less than what is normal,” said Bob Coleman, University of Kentucky College...

Horses need some extra attention to cope and thrive during cold, wet winter months — watch their water

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky The 2018-19 winter has served up roller coaster temperatures and record precipitation. Kentucky’s equine friends are quite adaptive to these variations, but when the temperatures dip low, along with wet and windy conditions, horse owners need to pay attention to a few things to help the animals cope and thrive. “Horses have three basic needs—shelter, feed...