Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Understanding Equine Insurance Policies

August 25, 2016

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

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Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements

August 25, 2016

Last year Old Friends developed and implemented plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm.... Read More

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Noseband Tightness in Competition Evaluated

August 25, 2016

Many nosebands were so tight that even the tip of the measuring gauge could not fit under at the frontal nasal plane.... Read More

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The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips

August 20, 2016

Basic pasture management is relatively simple, but requires diligence and understanding.... Read More

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Shopping for Horse Farm Property

August 13, 2016

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Temporary Horse Fencing

August 11, 2016

This portable and cost-effective barrier comes in handy when managing pastures, traveling with horses, and more.... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

August 10, 2016

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: If You Won the Lottery: Equine Edition

August 09, 2016

Of the 1,296 respondents, 571 (44%) said they would build their dream barn with lottery winnings. ... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not a Yes or No Answer

August 05, 2016

Learn what a buyer and veterinarian need to be aware of when conducting an equine prepurchase examination.... Read More

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Streptococcus Between Species

August 03, 2016

Can Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus be transferred from horses to people?... Read More

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How Does a Slipping Saddle Impact Rider Biomechanics?

August 03, 2016

Saddle slip can negatively impact rider balance and equine locomotion, as well as rider biomechanics, researchers found.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farm and Liability Insurance

August 02, 2016

Of the 325 respondents, 187 (58%) said they have a farm policy or extra liability insurance.... Read More

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Stover Receives AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

August 02, 2016

Dr. Sue Stover's research focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

Crabgrass leaves can be a bright green color.

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The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

July 31, 2016

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

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Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More

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AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study

July 28, 2016

The 2005 study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, and other segments of the horse industry.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws

July 22, 2016

Officials will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.... Read More

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August KENA Meeting to Focus on Horse Buying

July 19, 2016

Woodrow Friend, DVM; Melissa Moore; and Laura D'Angelo will discuss what buyers should consider when purchasing a horse.... Read More