Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 25, 2017

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Air Quality Week From The Horse and Sweet PDZ

April 24, 2017

Look for educational articles and resources on air quality and equine respiratory health, April 24-29. ... 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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What it Takes To Ship Competition Horses Overseas

April 20, 2017

Take an inside look at the rules and regulations regarding importing horses to the United States solely for competition.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

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

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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BLM Quarantines Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 03, 2017

Officials believe some horses have contracted strangles. Testing is underway to confirm the diagnosis.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Quarantine at FEI World Cup Finals Lifted After Retest

March 28, 2017

A horse arriving from Europe produced.a "questionable" blood test result, but tested negative on a retest.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 14, 2017

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

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Practical Biosecurity for Equine Veterinarians

February 27, 2017

Biosecurity, especially for ambulatory practitioners, can present challenges. Here, vets share practical tips.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

California state animal health officials were deeply involved with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Here, a horse waits to enter quarantined isolation.

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The Role of State Officials in Protecting Horse Health

February 08, 2017

Animal health officials help manage disease outbreaks, ensure the health of animals crossing state lines, and more.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

January 18, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.... Read More