Feed, Soil & Water Contamination

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

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Tips for Maintaining a Healthful Hay Loft

July 14, 2016

Inspect and clean your hay loft or storage structure to help ensure the hay you store in it remains fresh.... Read More

Grasses including tall fescue and ryegrass, pictured here, can contain ergot bodies, which can be toxic to horses.

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Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

June 23, 2016

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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California Tainted Feed Lawsuit Refiled

June 16, 2016

The lawsuit seeks damages for owners whose horses ingested feed allegedly tainted with monensin.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Barn Owner Seeks Settlement Over Allegedly Tainted Feed

December 06, 2015

The barn operator alleges that 13 of her horses died after consuming monensin-tainted horse feed.... Read More

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CHS Inc. Recalls Feed Due to Excessive Copper Content

November 18, 2015

The recall includes lots of Kountry Buffet 14% Text and Provider 15% Pellet, both for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Manufacturer Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

September 27, 2015

Western Milling voluntarily recalled horse feed that could be contaminated with monensin, which is toxic to horses.... Read More

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FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More

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Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

September 09, 2015

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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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2015

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

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Is My Horse's Feed Safe?

April 01, 2015

Learn what steps you can take to help ensure your horse's feed is safe for him to consume.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Ionophore Poisoning

March 20, 2015

Horse feed contaminated with even a tiny amount of an ionophore antibiotic can result in long-term problems or death.... 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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State of Florida Fines Contaminated Horse Feed Manufacturer

January 09, 2015

Florida agricultural officials fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 for the contaminated feed on Jan. 6.... Read More

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ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

January 08, 2015

A farm owner says three horses died and another was sickened after consuming contaminated feed produced by ADM.... Read More

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Contaminated Feed Blamed for South Carolina Horse Deaths

January 05, 2015

Contaminated feed is being blamed for the deaths of two South Carolina horses and the illness of another.... Read More

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Settlement Reached in Florida Horse Deaths

December 29, 2014

Owners of horses that ingested recalled feed have reached a settlement with Lakeland Animal Nutrition Inc.... Read More

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North Carolina Mill Recalls Horse Feed

November 03, 2014

Bartlett Milling Co. has recalled some of its horse feed due to possible Rumensin contamination. ... Read More

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How Do Horses Get EPM?

October 13, 2014

Find out the most common way horses contract equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM.... Read More

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Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

October 12, 2014

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit.... Read More