Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Not Your Grandmother's Bedding: Horse Bedding Alternatives

December 08, 2016

In search of a new type of bedding for your horse? Check out these different options.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Enriching Your Horse's Environment

December 06, 2016

Of the 371 respondents, 172 (46%) said they provided their horses with enrichment items such as toys.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 06, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, equine collapse, MRI, industry issues, and more! ... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Water Access in Winter

December 05, 2016

Horses need access to fresh and unfrozen water during the winter months. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Six Things Your Horse Really Wants for Christmas

December 01, 2016

Tractors, breeches, and horse-themed jewelry might make up your wish list. But what would your horse ask Santa for?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Paying for Horse Health Care

November 29, 2016

Of the 743 respondents, 324 (44%) use cash from their savings or emergency funds to pay for their horses' health care.... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 28, 2016

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 14, 2016

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

Peat moss makes stall mucking easy and is a good addition to composting systems for manure management.

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Need a New Bedding Choice? Consider Peat Moss

November 13, 2016

Though not often used in the United States, peat moss is a popular choice in other countries and for good reason. ... Read More

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Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 10, 2016

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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Does Electric Fencing Stress Horses?

November 04, 2016

Electric fencing might not cause horses extra stress, but most stay farther away from an electric fence than a wood one.... Read More

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

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Study: Manage Manure to Reduce House Fly Populations

November 02, 2016

Understanding how house flies reproduce in manure can result in fewer house flies in your barn and its surroundings.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Grass Guides: Timothy

October 29, 2016

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses.... Read More

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Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More

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Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 27, 2016

Getting any horse agreement in writing can help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Yoho Urges Soring Rule Approval Before Administration Change

October 27, 2016

Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) is the primary sponsor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act in the current Congress.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More