Recent News for Farm and Barn

Article

Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

Article

Advanced Pasture Management Seminar Takes Place Sept. 13

July 19, 2014

Attendees will learn to maximize their pastures' productivity while improving horse and environmental health.... Read More

Article

Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

Infographic

Infographic: Botulism

July 16, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

Article

Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More

Article

AHC: Bonus Depreciation Bill Passed by House

July 16, 2014

The House passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the bonus depreciation... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Water Sources for Horses

July 15, 2014

Of the 1,476 respondents, 643 (44%) indicated their horses have access to a stock tank for water.... Read More

It is important that you know the basic characteristics of common equine parasites, as well as the main mechanisms of action and affects of the common deworming compounds.

Article

Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

July 14, 2014

Learn about common equine parasites, as well as the mechanisms and effects of common deworming compounds.... Read More

Article

Bill would Put Wild Horses under State Jurisdiction

July 14, 2014

If passed, states would have the option to manage wild horses and burros residing within their borders.... Read More

Article

Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

July 14, 2014

Horses incubating pathogens could develop disease while at the show, so monitor your horse's health often.... Read More

Article

Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

Article

Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing.... Read More

Article

FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

Article

Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

July 02, 2014

Spend time minimizing hazards on your property through identification and removal. Here's what to look for.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

Article

Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

Article

Weed of the Month: Common Ragweed

June 28, 2014

Common ragweed is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops.... Read More

Article

UK Ag Equine Program Hosts Two June Equine Field Days

June 27, 2014

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs hosted two educational events for horse owners in June.... Read More

Article

When and How to Re-Establish Horse Pastures

June 27, 2014

When the majority of a field becomes unsuitable, it might be time to start over. Here's how.... Read More

Article

Protecting Horses from Ticks

June 26, 2014

Ticks might be tough opponents, but you can take steps to reduce pasture infestations and protect horses.... Read More

Article

Take Steps to Protect Horses from WNV Now

June 22, 2014

Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus (WNV) this summer.... Read More

Article

'Minimalist' Endurance Saddle's Biomechanics Studied

June 21, 2014

The team found that it took the horse less time to finish a race in minimalist tack than in traditional tack.... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.

Article

Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More

Article

Texas Horses Dead after being Swarmed by Bees

June 19, 2014

An official said the horses likely received thousands of stings; both animals were euthanized at the scene.... Read More

Article

California Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV

June 19, 2014

Horses should be vaccinated at least annually, ideally prior to mosquito season.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Hauling Hay

June 17, 2014

Of the 1,112 respondents, 514 (46%) said they haul and stack their own hay.... Read More