Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

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

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Manure Management Workshops Scheduled in Pennsylvania

January 14, 2016

Pennsylvania law requires any operation that generates manure to complete and implement a manure management plan.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

January 11, 2016

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

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

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

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

Here are six important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Adelaide Researchers Investigating Acute Equine Disease

November 23, 2015

A mystery illness suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need Rest? Give Him More Bedded Space

November 16, 2015

New research shows that when a larger area of soft bedding is available, horses will spend more time lying down.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

November 10, 2015

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. ... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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UKAg's Barrett Fills Unique Role as EPA Liaison

October 25, 2015

Michael Barrett, MS, PhD, is the Weed Science Society of America's liaison to the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs.... Read More

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Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Equine Influenza Hits Malaysia

September 17, 2015

Officials believe international horse transport is behind the country's first influenza outbreak in nearly 40 years.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More