Recent News for Farm and Barn

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In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

March 06, 2015

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

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An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 04, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 04, 2015

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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How to Own a Horse Without Breaking the Bank

February 28, 2015

While you can't cut costs in all areas, here are several ways to reduce your horse-related expenses.... Read More

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Four Tips for a Fly-Free Spring

February 27, 2015

A coordinated insect control approach can help keep horses as fly-free as possible this spring.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Stall vs. Turnout Time

February 24, 2015

Of the 2,015 respondents, 1,089 (54%) said their horses live outside with access to shelter.... Read More

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Tips for Healthful Horse Barns During Winter

February 19, 2015

Our readers and staff share tips for providing a healthy living environment for horses during cold weather. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sweeping Horse Barn Aisles

February 17, 2015

Of the 1,370 respondents, 374 (27%) said they sweep or rake their barn aisles once a day. ... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

February 16, 2015

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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Readers Share Tips for Horse Blanket Repair and Maintenance

February 01, 2015

Readers share useful tips for repairing and maintaining horse blankets. ... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

January 23, 2015

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. ... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More

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Rights of First Refusal: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2015

Find out why rights of first refusal can be difficult to enforce and how to ensure such rights are honored.... Read More

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Arena Footing Basics 101: Choosing Your Footing

January 21, 2015

There are several types of arena surfaces to choose from. Here's what to remember when selecting your footing. ... Read More

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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More

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Are You Crash-Ready?

January 19, 2015

Here's what to do if you have a horse-hauling accident and how to avoid a wreck in the first place.... Read More

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Take Precautions when Hauling Horses in Cold Weather

January 18, 2015

While hauling during cold weather can be challenging, proper planning will keep your horse performance-ready.... Read More