Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Dressage Horse Detained After Positive Glanders Test

August 17, 2017

Sagacious HF is in extended quarantine in Miami pending the results of additional testing slated for Aug. 23.... Read More

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

August 16, 2017

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 16, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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Don't Let Your Horse Hay Go Up In Flames

August 14, 2017

Learn how to avoid combustion and barn fire caused by your stored hay.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Insurance Policies

August 11, 2017

Experts share frequently asked questions about the types and stipulations of equine insurance. ... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

August 11, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns

August 08, 2017

Of the 502 poll respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses from overheating in the trailer.... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park

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On the Road? Shield Your Horse From Environmental Risks

August 08, 2017

Make biosecurity a priority before, during, and after traveling with your horse.... Read More

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Bugs in a Bag of Horse Feed

August 07, 2017

What should you do if you find unwelcome pests in your horse's grain? Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Does Horse Water Bucket Placement Matter?

August 05, 2017

Horses drank significantly more water from a bucket closest to the stall door compared to one near the feeder.... Read More

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Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

August 04, 2017

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures.... Read More

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Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

July 31, 2017

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses.... Read More

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Late-Cut Hay Questions

July 31, 2017

The weather can halt early season hay production. Here's what to remember if you only have access to late-cut hay.... Read More

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How the Rising Trot Impacts the Horse's Back

July 31, 2017

Changes in force distribution, combined with saddle fit, have a big impact on equine back health, for better or worse.... Read More

While substantial pasture improvements require time and diligent management to maintain, there are some quick fixes that can produce noticeable results.

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Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

July 29, 2017

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Horse Barn Chores

July 27, 2017

Our staff and sources share ways you can save time and reduce the hassle of barn chores. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

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Bug Off: Controlling Flies in Horse Barn

July 24, 2017

Take steps to limit fly populations this summer.... Read More

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The Ark at JFK Opens Quarantine Facilities

July 18, 2017

The Ark's facilities are designed to eliminate the introduction of disease to the United States from imported horses. ... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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Common Sense Biosecurity

July 14, 2017

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. ... Read More