Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Proposed West Virginia Bill Would Tax Veterinary Services

March 27, 2017

The legislation levy an 8% sales tax on fees charged by veterinarians for any treatment of small and large animals.... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 14, 2017

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Spring Calories Count for Horses

March 13, 2017

Your horse came out of winter in good body condition. Find out how can you keep that trend going as the grass greens.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Welfare Measure Advances

March 09, 2017

The legislation requires those convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the animals' care.... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

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Practical Biosecurity for Equine Veterinarians

February 27, 2017

Biosecurity, especially for ambulatory practitioners, can present challenges. Here, vets share practical tips.... Read More

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National Conference on Equine Law to be Held May 3-4

February 26, 2017

The conference will cover legal issues affecting breeding, buying, selling, and other horse industry businesses.... Read More

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Fertilizing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

February 25, 2017

Good pasture management begins with maintaining soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses.... Read More

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Massage Therapist Could Face Charges in Tennessee

February 24, 2017

Laurie Wheeler could be charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Congress Members Ask for Anti-Soring Rule Approval

February 17, 2017

Passed before Trump's administration took office, a clerical error led to the rule being put on hold, pending review.... Read More

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Time-Saving Feeding Tips for Horse Owners

February 17, 2017

Here are a few ways to make feeding time more efficient without sacrificing your horse's dietary balance.... Read More

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Senators Ask USDA to Restore Records on APHIS Website

February 16, 2017

The senators say the public has the right to know if the Horse Protection Act has been violated and by whom.... Read More