Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Fertilizing Cool Season Horse Pastures

February 25, 2017

Good pasture management begins with maintaining good soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses.... Read More

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Massage Therapist Could Face Charges in Tennessee

February 24, 2017

Laurie Wheeler could be charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

February 21, 2017

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport.... Read More

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Congress Members Ask for Anti-Soring Rule Approval

February 17, 2017

Passed before Trump's administration took office, a clerical error led to the rule being put on hold, pending review.... Read More

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Time-Saving Feeding Tips for Horse Owners

February 17, 2017

Here are a few ways to make feeding time more efficient without sacrificing your horse's dietary balance.... Read More

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Senators Ask USDA to Restore Records on APHIS Website

February 15, 2017

The senators say the public has the right to know if the Horse Protection Act has been violated and by whom.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

February 14, 2017

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse.... Read More

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How to Tell if Your Saddle Hurts Your Horse

February 14, 2017

A properly fitting saddle is key to keeping any ridden horse healthy and performing at its best.... Read More

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A Vet's Perspective on Equine Insurance

February 09, 2017

A veterinarian explains the benefits of insurance and what to expect from your policy.... Read More

California state animal health officials were deeply involved with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Here, a horse waits to enter quarantined isolation.

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The Role of State Officials in Protecting Horse Health

February 08, 2017

Animal health officials help manage disease outbreaks, ensure the health of animals crossing state lines, and more.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

February 01, 2017

How do I explain a retired racehorse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

January 28, 2017

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production.... Read More

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Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2017

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

January 18, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Horse Care Concerns

January 17, 2017

Of the 556 respondents, 190 (34%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses' water sources from freezing.... Read More

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Is an Equine IBH Vaccine on the Horizon?

January 16, 2017

A recently developed vaccine induced high antibody levels and immune responses (signs of immunity) in naive horses.... Read More

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Poor Performance: Is Your Horse Affected?

January 13, 2017

Pinpointing the root cause of poor performance can be anything but simple. Could a respiratory problem be to blame?... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dealing With Ice and Horses

January 10, 2017

Of the 395 respondents, 234 (59%) said ice is a problem on their horse property during the winter. ... Read More