Recent News for Farm and Barn

Ascarids--the roundworms that infect foals--primarily show resistance to macrocyclic lactones, but there are also reports of some pyrimidine resistance.

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Intercepting Parasite Resistance

July 30, 2014

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Two Navajo Nation Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 28, 2014

The Navajo Nation Veterinary and Livestock Program said two neurologic horses tested positive on July 25.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

July 27, 2014

Get tips on how to reduce the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease for you and your horses.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Nimblewill

July 26, 2014

Nimblewill often persists in pastures because horses and other animals rarely eat this plant. ... Read More

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Grazing Summer Grasses: What to Expect

July 25, 2014

What grows in your pastures during the summer? Here's a look at which grasses are desirable and which aren't.... Read More

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UK to Host Eastern Kentucky Grazing Day

July 24, 2014

The event will take place Aug. 23 at the Morgan County extension research farm in West Liberty. ... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Advanced Pasture Management Seminar Takes Place Sept. 13

July 19, 2014

Attendees will learn to maximize their pastures' productivity while improving horse and environmental health.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

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AHC: Bonus Depreciation Bill Passed by House

July 16, 2014

The House passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the bonus depreciation... Read More

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Poll Recap: Water Sources for Horses

July 15, 2014

Of the 1,476 respondents, 643 (44%) indicated their horses have access to a stock tank for water.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

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Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

July 14, 2014

Learn about common equine parasites, as well as the mechanisms and effects of common deworming compounds.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

July 14, 2014

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

July 14, 2014

Horses incubating pathogens could develop disease while at the show, so monitor your horse's health often.... Read More

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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Ragweed

June 28, 2014

Common ragweed is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops.... Read More