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Montana Confirms Equine WNV Cases

September 03, 2013

Animal health officials are reminding equid owners statewide to watch for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Midges with a Sweet Itch Blanket

August 29, 2013

These special blankets keep bugs off your horse and prevent a frustrating skin condition. A TheHorse.com Q&A.... Read More

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Wasp Control for You and Your Horse

August 27, 2013

Late summer is when wasps are most prevalent, so beware of these flying insects when riding with your horse.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More

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New Jersey Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

August 20, 2013

The 7-year-old Cape May County gelding was euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with EEE. ... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Maryland Horse

August 16, 2013

A case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a horse in Worcester County, Md. ... Read More

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Colorado Confirms First Equine West Nile Case of 2013

August 15, 2013

A 3-month-old colt from Montezuma County, Colo., has tested positive for West Nile virus. ... Read More

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Idaho Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 29, 2013

Two unvaccinated horses residing in western Idaho have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Grimes, Co., Texas Horse Tests Positive for WNV

June 20, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey WNV disease map indicates this is the first equine WNV case reported this year.... Read More

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Tick Paralysis Bad News for Horses

June 04, 2013

One recent study found tick paralysis had a 26% mortality rate in affected Australian horses.... Read More

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UF Veterinarians Laud Equine Leishmaniasis Awareness

November 21, 2012

Veterinarians say the identification of the parasite in a Florida horse is cause for increased vigilance.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Insect Control

October 18, 2011

Reduce your horse farm's insect populations by eliminating breeding areas and using pest control strategies. ... Read More

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Wet Weather Stirs Up Insects

May 27, 2011

As rain continues across the state, insects might find their way into people's waterlogged backyards, homes, ... Read More

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Multi-Species Grazing: Horses and Cows and Goats, Oh My!

September 01, 2010

A handful of horses graze in a pasture one week; a herd of goats mow down its bushes and weeds the next. This multi-species rotational grazing system has its advantages, but whether they outweigh the disadvantages will depend on your situation... Read More

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Facts and Fallacies of Lyme Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Lyme disease (borreliosis) is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread to some mammals via the bite of specific hard-bodied ticks. Here we'll review the key advances that have been made over the past 10 years and... Read More

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Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

July 01, 2010

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection).... Read More

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2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit Recap

May 14, 2010

Several representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture attended the 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit April 26-27 at Lexington's Downtown Hilton. Sponsored by the University of Louisville College of Business ... Read More

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Controlling Flies the "Green" Way

May 14, 2010

With fly season about to kick into full force across the country, several effective "green" methods of fly control are available for any horse owner. According to Laurie Cerny, editor of Green Horsekeeping & The Sust... Read More

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Composting

May 01, 2010

Composting is an economical and efficient method for managing equine manure. Learn more with this free report.... Read More

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Fly Spray Effects Vary by Insect, Application

March 18, 2010

How well a fly spray kills certain insects depends on the species of the insect and length of application. ... Read More

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Flies Show Horse Color Preferences

March 09, 2010

In the world of blood-sucking tabanid flies, a white horse is not nearly as attractive as a brown or black horse, noted a group of researchers from Hungary, Spain, and Sweden.

This interesting tabanid tidbit is likely to be welcomed ... Read More

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Oregon Rider Injured when Bees Swarm Horse

September 29, 2009

An Oregon woman was injured when bees swarmed her horse as she was riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Seattle Times reported.... Read More

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Two Horses Killed by Honeybee Attack in France

August 09, 2009

Two horses in France died from complications following a rare, but ferocious, attack by domestic honeybees.... Read More

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West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2009 Confirmed in Maryland

August 06, 2009

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the first state detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland in 2009. State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) laboratory results confirmed the presence of WNV in... Read More