Rodent & Pest Control

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Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

December 08, 2014

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

Reduce brown recluse spider numbers around the barn and other areas by keeping the barn area clean. If you spot webs, knock them down carefully.

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

June 13, 2014

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters.... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Snake Bites and Horses

May 29, 2014

Learn from a critical-care veterinarian what you should do if you suspect a snake has bitten your horse.... Read More

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Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More

Aggressive carpenter bees are one of many flying or crawling pest species that can cause extensive damage to wood barn structures.

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Property Pest Control

January 22, 2014

Get acquainted with potential pests that could harm you, your horse, and even your barn structures. ... Read More

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Snakebite in Horses

July 15, 2013

Learn about the clinical signs of snakebites and treatment options that could help affected horses recover.... Read More

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Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.

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Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More

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Protect Horses Against Flies and Related Health Problems

June 03, 2012

Use topical fly repellent, fly sheets, and other tactics to protect horses from flies and related diseases.... Read More

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Researcher Studying Ticks' Role in Fevers of Unknown Origin

May 27, 2012

Researchers will use samples from horses with fevers of unknown origin to look for tick-borne infections.... Read More

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Ticks Emerging Earlier than Normal

May 25, 2012

Ticks typically begin to appear in late spring and early summer, but were reported weeks earlier this year.... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 01, 2012

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

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Study: Zebra Stripes Deter Horseflies

February 22, 2012

According to a recent study, a coat pattern with numerous narrow stripes deteres horseflies from landing. ... Read More

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Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased 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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Mosquito-Killing Laser to Prevent Equine Infectious Disease?

October 01, 2011

A new product--the mosquito laser--could help protect horses from infectious mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Bee Swarm Responsible for California Horse Death

July 30, 2011

Swarming bees are being blamed for the death of a horse in Riverside Calif.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Watch for West Nile Virus

July 09, 2011

Extensive rain, flooding, and warm temperatures have created prime conditions for mosquitoes, heightening the ... Read More

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Summer Insects: Flies, Ticks, Wasps, Bees

June 19, 2011

With summer's heat, haze, and humidity come bugs, including several types of flies, ticks, and stinging pests.... Read More

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Cornell Introduces New Lyme Disease Test

June 19, 2011

A newly released test for Lyme disease in horses and dogs should help improve the understanding of the disease... Read More

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Eco-Friendly Pest Control

May 01, 2011

Today, many horse owners are trying to find less potentially harmful ways to control vermin than pesticides. ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More

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Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More