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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 21, 2016

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Researchers Investigate Leg Bandage Pressure

September 16, 2016

The team tested how much pressure compression and standing wraps exert--and with what consistency--on horses' legs.... Read More

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Rutgers to Host Equine Law, Business Seminar

September 14, 2016

The Symposium on Legal, Business, and Insurance Issues Impacting the Equine Industry will take place Oct. 10.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

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Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

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

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

September 08, 2016

Tips on getting your facility back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

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Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

September 05, 2016

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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Poll Recap: Horse Water Options

August 30, 2016

Of the 1,413 respondents, 936 (66%) said their horses get water from a trough or bucket that they fill manually.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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UK Pasture Evaluation Work Showcased at Rangeland Congress

August 28, 2016

The program staff have performed 160 pasture evaluations, representing more than 30,000 acres, in 20 Kentucky counties. ... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Red Clover

August 28, 2016

Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms.... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection

August 26, 2016

Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile, and equine case numbers are rising in many regions.... Read More

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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

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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