Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

December 10, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More

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Not Your Grandmother's Bedding: Horse Bedding Alternatives

December 08, 2016

In search of a new type of bedding for your horse? Check out these different options.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 06, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, equine collapse, MRI, industry issues, and more! ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

Peat moss makes stall mucking easy and is a good addition to composting systems for manure management.

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Need a New Bedding Choice? Consider Peat Moss

November 13, 2016

Though not often used in the United States, peat moss is a popular choice in other countries and for good reason. ... Read More

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Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 10, 2016

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

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Study: Manage Manure to Reduce House Fly Populations

November 02, 2016

Understanding how house flies reproduce in manure can result in fewer house flies in your barn and its surroundings.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Bedding Choices

October 25, 2016

Of the 1,087 respondents, 559 (51%) said they use wood shavings or chips to bed their horses' stalls.... Read More

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Infographic: Sweet Itch in Horses

October 20, 2016

Do you have an itchy horse? Learn more about insect bite hypersensitivity with our visual guide!... Read More

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Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More

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Peterson Named UK Ag Equine Programs Director

October 11, 2016

Mick Peterson, MS, PhD, an authority on racing and equestrian surfaces, will begin his new role in January 2017.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

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

The red imported fire ant is red to brown with a black abdomen.

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Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

October 07, 2016

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. ... Read More

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The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

October 06, 2016

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. ... Read More

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Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

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