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Horse Pasture Management


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1. Forage plant structure, function, nutrition and growth 2. Identification of forage plant species 3. Nutritional value of pasture plants for horses 4. Soils for horse pasture management 5. Introduction to pasture ecology 6. Pasture establishment, maintenance and renovation 7. Forage yield and its determination 8. Grazing behavior, feed intake and feed choices 9. Managing equine grazing for pasture productivity 10. Multi-species grazing 11. Hay and silage production and management 12. Climate, weather and plant hardiness 13. Matching plant species to your environment, weather and climate 14. Manure, erosion and water quality 15. Fencing and watering systems 16. Pasture related diseases and disorders 17. Co-existing with wildlife 18. The University of Kentucky extension pasture evaluation program

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Lecturer, researcher, program coordinator, associate director of academic programs Retired from University of Guelph Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, University of Saskatchewan M.Sc. in fertility of cattle in a tropical environment, University of Guelph B. Sc. Ag. In Animal Science, University of Manitoba B. Sc. in Zoology and Botany, Brandon University Conducted research into animal reproduction, forage systems, alternative forages and grazing management Taught 22 different courses in Biology and Animal Science Studied and worked in Australia, Jamaica and three Canadian provinces. Developed and taught Pasture Management course for Equine Management degree program

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