Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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Bug Off: Controlling Flies in Horse Barn

July 24, 2017

Take steps to limit fly populations this summer.... Read More

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The Ark at JFK Opens Quarantine Facilities

July 17, 2017

The Ark's facilities are designed to eliminate the introduction of disease to the United States from imported horses. ... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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Common Sense Biosecurity

July 14, 2017

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. ... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Threat Remains

July 12, 2017

West Nile appeared in the United States in 1999, but it remains a serious horse health threat. Here's how to combat it.... Read More

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Biosecurity at Equine Events

July 11, 2017

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities.... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

July 05, 2017

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Mosquito Control Tips

June 30, 2017

Mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance: They're a disease threat. Safeguard your animals (and you).... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

June 28, 2017

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

June 27, 2017

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus.... Read More

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How Do I Train My Horse to Accept Fly Spray?

June 26, 2017

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares her thoughts on using clicker training to help a horse get used to having fly spray applied.... Read More

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Mosquito Control Week With The Horse

June 25, 2017

The Horse and Absorbine have partnered to bring you mosquito-control week June 25-July 1. ... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

June 11, 2017

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy When Traveling

June 01, 2017

Vaccination and biosecurity can help keep your horse healthy when you take him off the farm.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 12, 2017

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

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Should I Feed My Horse Garlic to Repel Insects?

May 08, 2017

Our equine nutritionist takes a closer look at garlic's potential to fight off flies and biting insects.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Air Quality in Horse Barns

May 02, 2017

Of the 475 respondents, 76 (16%) said they're concerned about the air quality in their horses' barns. ... Read More