Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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The Aftermath of Vesicular Stomatitis

April 14, 2015

The large-scale VS outbreak in 2014 caused extended quarantines and transportation headaches for horse owners.... Read More

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Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

April 12, 2015

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols.... Read More

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Equine Canada, Government Developing Biosecurity Standard

April 07, 2015

The farm-level biosecurity standard is designed to help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

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Vets in Australia Support New Biosecurity Bills

April 04, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering Australia.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop intoxication soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Safe Longeing

March 20, 2015

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease

March 07, 2015

A veterinarian reviews proper hand hygiene techniques to help prevent equine disease spread during exams and procedures.... Read More

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In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

March 06, 2015

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Four Tips for a Fly-Free Spring

February 27, 2015

A coordinated insect control approach can help keep horses as fly-free as possible this spring.... Read More

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

February 16, 2015

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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Arena Footing Basics 101: Choosing Your Footing

January 21, 2015

There are several types of arena surfaces to choose from. Here's what to remember when selecting your footing. ... Read More

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More

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ARK Signs Lease with New York, New Jersey Port Authority

January 13, 2015

The facility will provide a 24-hour quarantine facility for the import and export of horses and other animals, and more.... Read More