Recent News for Healthy Farm Management


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


(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


Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

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


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


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


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


Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

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


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


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


Weed Management Plans for Horse Pastures

August 27, 2015

Fall is a good time to evaluate pastures' quality and develop a weed management plan for the coming year.... Read More


Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.


Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More


Wet Weather Leads to Thriving Mosquito Populations

August 20, 2015

Rain can result in an abundance of mosquitoes, which can transmit serious diseases to your horse.... Read More


Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

August 19, 2015

Researchers have been hard at work studying this contagious respiratory disease.... Read More


How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

August 11, 2015

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


Controlling Pasture Weeds

August 07, 2015

Prevent these noxious and nuisance weeds from overtaking desirable grasses.... Read More


Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More


Infographic: Deworming Adult Horses

August 05, 2015

Are you still doing rotational deworming? Learn a new, better way to manage internal parasites in this visual guide!... Read More