Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

Article

What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More

Article

Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

Article

Zebra Stripes, Horseflies, and Optical Illusions

December 04, 2017

Zebra stripes appear to create optical illusions for horseflies and might cause them to avoid approaching altogether.... Read More

Article

Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

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

Article

Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

Article

Tips for Preparing Your Horse Barn for Winter

November 20, 2017

Check your hay supply, ensure water sources will remain thawed, be sure pasture fencing is secure, and more.... Read More

Article

Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2017 AAEP Convention

November 20, 2017

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, ethics, handling rank horses in the field, and more! ... Read More

Article

Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

Article

EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

Article

Which Horse Bedding Is Best?

November 10, 2017

Scientists sought an answer but found there's no perfect bedding for all situations. Each has benefits and drawbacks.... Read More

Article

Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

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

Article

Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 27, 2017

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

Article

Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

October 25, 2017

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More

Article

Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

October 16, 2017

Protect pastures by using rotational grazing and managing manure.... Read More

Article

A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

Commentary

Keeping Rodents Out of Your Feed Room

October 09, 2017

Rats and mice spread disease and ruin horse feed. Learn how to reduce populations in your barn.... Read More

Article

The Lowdown on Drylots

October 07, 2017

Find out how drylots, small paddocks sacrificed to allow pastures to rest, could help your facility this winter.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.

Article

Diatomaceous Earth's Deficiency

October 04, 2017

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.... Read More

Article

Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

Article

5 Ways to Protect Horses (and Humans) From Rabies

September 29, 2017

While rabies is fatal, the disease is also preventable. A veterinarian shares five tips to protect your and your horse.... Read More

Article

UKVDL Map of the Month: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

September 20, 2017

Affected horses can exhibit mild colic signs, jaundice, fever, depression, mild limb edema, and ataxia.... Read More

Article

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

September 13, 2017

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

Article

Poll Recap: Venomous Snake Concerns

September 12, 2017

Of the 351 respondents, 174 (50%) said they live in an area where ratlesnakes and other venomous snakes are a concern.... Read More

Article

Preventing Pigeon Fever

September 06, 2017

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More

Article

Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More