Recent News for Farm and Barn

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat during Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

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WEG Dressage Medalists on Ensuring Good Equine Welfare

August 29, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Helen Langehanenberg, and Adelinde Cornelissen speak on how they keep their top mounts happy.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

August 29, 2014

Wild parsnip foliage can cause skin photosensitivity and rashes in both humans and horses.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Keep Horses Safe when Traveling in VS-Affected Areas

August 29, 2014

A veterinarian shares tips on how to protect horses from vesicular stomatitis (VS) while traveling.... Read More

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Recommendations for Overseeding Horse Pastures

August 29, 2014

Overseeding horse pastures can help improve pasture production, forage quality, and ground cover. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Saddle Up Safely Releases Booklets on Safe Equine Travel

August 25, 2014

"Trailering Your Horse Safely" and "Travel to a New Environment" cover topics from choosing a trailer to horse behavior.... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

August 24, 2014

The family is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep their service Miniature Horse at their home.... Read More

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New Referral Scheme Launched to Help Combat Saddle Problems

August 23, 2014

The plan is designed to give owners access to the expertise and advice of a veterinary authority at a manageable cost.... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

August 21, 2014

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined.... Read More

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

August 20, 2014

Tests showed that some of Wickliffe Pharmaceutical's products are "adulterated and misbranded," the letter states. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Five Biosecurity Resources on TheHorse.com

August 15, 2014

Get tips on steps to take that will help protect your horses from equine infectious diseases.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Isolation Facilities

August 15, 2014

Here are some points to consider when creating a quarantine area at an event facility.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Trusts Help Provide Care for Horses when Owners Cannot

August 14, 2014

Take steps to ensure your horse receives proper care if you're unable to provide for them.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

August 13, 2014

Learn about methods, from stretches to massage, that can help horses suffering from back issues recover.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Barn Wear Splurges

August 12, 2014

Of the 1,138 respondents, 532 (47%) said they're most likely to splurge on riding boots. ... Read More

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How Do Different Saddles Impact Horses' Movement?

August 12, 2014

Researchers found that saddle type did not appear to impact movement in a group of Icelandic horses.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

August 09, 2014

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease.... Read More

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Protecting Against Wildfire

August 06, 2014

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More

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Veterinarians Review Equine Herpesvirus

August 05, 2014

Penn Vet experts share insight on recognizing and treating EHV-1 and how officials manage outbreaks.... Read More