Feed, Soil & Water Contamination

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Authorities Investigating Texas Horse Deaths

August 29, 2014

Authorities are hoping water samples can help determined what killed at least a dozen Webb County horses.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Feed Safe for Him to Consume?

August 10, 2014

Feed milled at plants that produce other feeds with ionophores could contain a substance toxic to horses.... Read More

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Effort Aims to Improve Animal Feed Safety

August 03, 2014

The new network aims to facilitate information sharing about feed-related illnesses and product defects.... Read More

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Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

June 08, 2014

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More

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The Danger of Mycotoxins

May 19, 2014

These harmful toxins produced by molds and fungi could be lurking in your horse's feed and forage. ... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Equine Botulism Reviewed

April 04, 2014

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101 Seminar Scheduled

March 16, 2014

The University of Maryland Extension will host a day-long seminars on horse pasture management on April 12.... Read More

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horse Waste, Feed Management Practices

October 03, 2013

Researchers studied whether horse farms use best management practices to reduce environmental contamination.... Read More

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Mycotoxin Feed Contamination Poses Health Risks for Horses

July 24, 2013

Learn about the potentially serious horse health problems mycotoxins—metabolites produced by mold—can cause.... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

April 04, 2013

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27.... Read More

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Positive Zilpaterol Tests Cleared, Feed Contamination Cited

March 27, 2013

The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol. ... Read More

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Alltech Launches Five-Point Mycotoxin Management Program

March 09, 2013

Exposure to certain mycotoxins can cause a number of serious health problems for horses, including death.... Read More

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Drought Damage Dangers: Nitrates and Mycotoxins

August 11, 2012

Horse owners might be concerned about the potential for an unsafe feed supply this year due to the drought.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

June 01, 2012

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage.... Read More

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Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

March 27, 2012

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source."... Read More

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Alltech Launches Global Mycotoxin Management Project

March 20, 2012

Toxic feed contaminants produced by molds, known as mycotoxins, are a risk to livestock, including horses.... Read More

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Western Feed, LLC Recalls Kountry Buffet Horse Feed

March 05, 2012

The recalled Kountry Buffet 14% horse feed could contain monensin sodium, which can be fatal for horses.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

October 01, 2011

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and removing harmful species ... Read More

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Manna Pro Issues Feed Recall

January 31, 2011

Horse feed manufacturer Manna Pro Products LLC has voluntarily recalled one of its horse feed products distributed in California, Nevada, and Oregon because it might contain potentially harmful levels of monensin sodium (trade name Rumensin). ... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More