Recent News for Farm and Barn

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How Do I Get My Horse to Load in a Trailer?

April 16, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers training tips for making trailer loading drama free.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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The Aftermath of Vesicular Stomatitis

April 14, 2015

The large-scale VS outbreak in 2014 caused extended quarantines and transportation headaches for horse owners.... Read More

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Poll Recap: The Organized Horse Owner

April 14, 2015

Of the 664 respondents, 387 (58%) said they keep hard copies of their horses' records in a folder.... Read More

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Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

April 12, 2015

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols.... Read More

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Cracking the Tax Code

April 09, 2015

Having trouble interpreting taxspeak as it applies to the horse industry? Read on. ... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Market Continues to Show Improvement

April 09, 2015

Horses have been one of the signature sectors of Kentucky's agricultural economy for many years.... Read More

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Ohio Adopts 'Use of the Whip' Rule for Standardbreds

April 08, 2015

While there are already regulations in place for whip use in harness races, the new rule is more restrictive. ... Read More

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Equine Canada, Government Developing Biosecurity Standard

April 07, 2015

The farm-level biosecurity standard is designed to help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

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Vets in Australia Support New Biosecurity Bills

April 04, 2015

The bills are designed to strengthen control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering Australia.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Double-Decker Horse Transport Bill Introduced

March 31, 2015

The bill stems from a deadly 2007 incident involving the crash of a double-decker trailer carrying Belgian draft horses.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop intoxication soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

March 27, 2015

Electric fencing can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

March 25, 2015

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. ... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

March 23, 2015

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections

March 22, 2015

State statutes require a brand inspection if owners plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses.... Read More

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Safe Longeing

March 20, 2015

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Flooding and Horse Facilities

March 17, 2015

Of the 585 respondents, 190 (32%) said they use preventive measures to prevent their barns from flooding. ... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Horse Fencing Options 101

March 08, 2015

The best fencing to use is dependent on several factors including the size of the property, number of horses, and more.... Read More