The Replacements: Alternative Forages and Feeds

Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses better during drought and economic downturn.

Over the past several years, much of the United States has been under moderate to severe drought, especially in the south central and southeastern states. Due to the lack of rainfall, hay production has been less than normal, indicating a shortage of good-quality forage, and the price of what is available has been higher than in previous years. Another concern for horse owners recently is the current state of the economy. Horses are rarely inexpensive to maintain even in the best of times, and feeding

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