December 11, 2007
The icy storm that has blasted Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas has so far killed at least 22 people, with the worst death toll from ice-coated highways in Oklahoma, and storm warnings are up now for parts of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and... Read More
November 16, 2007
Some horses might need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsher weather conditions as the temperature turns colder.
Equine owners must practice sound management in altering their animals' rations if problems with colic... Read More
November 14, 2007
The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting a winter horse care seminar this Saturday (Nov. 17).
Topics will include:
- Where Did All the Feed Go? (9:00-9:45) Feeding Challenges, nutrition, alternative feeds, and... Read More
November 14, 2007
Horse owners who heat their barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during late fall and winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.
Ventilation is important when... Read More
October 10, 2007
The government's winter forecast includes some bad news--continued dry conditions in an arc sweeping from the Southeast across the Gulf States and into the Southwest.
Much of that region is already struggling with drought and "right now the... Read More
August 18, 2007
While it might be hard to imagine that winter weather is only a few months away, now is the time to perform preventative maintenance on your horse trailer so that your rig is road-safe and ready come spring.
"Your trailer has safely... Read More
June 03, 2007
Several years of mild winters in the Midwest might bring veterinarians and physicians more than the usual number of cases of leptospirosis, or "lepto," a bacterial disease that can affect cattle, swine, horses, wildlife, dogs, and humans.... Read More
February 05, 2007
A bone-chilling Arctic cold wave with temperatures as low as 38 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, halted some Amtrak service and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great... Read More
January 22, 2007
Things are getting back to normal in Wellington, Fla., in the aftermath of a deadly horse virus.
Thirteen horses across the state contracted the contagious, airborne, equine herpesvirus in December. Six of them died. Barns across... Read More
January 12, 2007
Something about cherry blossoms blooming in January had many of us looking over our shoulders and wondering when winter would arrive. Although much of the country has been experiencing a mild winter, some parts are snow-bound, and a nationwide... Read More
January 07, 2007
A roundup is under way to reduce two overpopulated herds of wild horses in eastern Sweetwater County, Wyo.
The roundup started Friday and is expected to take four to five weeks. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to capture 1,760 horses... Read More
January 03, 2007
Stadium Jumping Inc. announced yesterday (Jan. 2) the protocols that are now in place for horses arriving at the WEF Showgrounds at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington.
All information is also posted on the Stadium... Read More
November 19, 2006
Although cooler temperatures have arrived in Florida, horses in the Sunshine State are still at risk for contracting potentially fatal mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, University of Florida veterinarians and state officials warn... Read More
November 17, 2006
Here are tips in four different areas of horse management to help your horse not only survive, but thrive during cold weather so you have a healthy and willing partner when warmer temperatures return.
Forage, or hay,... Read More
November 01, 2006
Whether winter means a well-deserved break for your horse or the start of the "snowbird circuit," your horse's hooves might need some special "seasonal" attention. Exactly what adjustments you'll want to make depends on the type of winter weather... Read More
October 04, 2006
A horse's nutrient requirements increase with cold weather; he needs more calories to generate heat to keep warm. Mature horses in good condition usually don't need grain, however, if they have good winter pasture or grass hay.... Read More
January 25, 2006
During winter the horse needs additional forage to create more body heat, clean unfrozen water, and some kind of shelter or windbreak. In some climates he may need blanketing if his winter hair coat is inadequate. Cold weather is not a problem if... Read More
December 01, 2005
Come the days of long shadows, when the sun lies low in the sky, jeweled leaves crumble and fade away, and the wind's crispness hints of the cold, gray days on the way. The pasture dies down. It's time to start getting extra fuel into your... Read More
November 01, 2005
If you live where you have changing seasons, winter is a challenge. While you might be partial to winter weather and the recreational pleasures it provides, you probably also appreciate the many problems it creates for you at the... Read More
October 17, 2005
The Polytrack experiment at Turfway Park was deemed a success--especially for safety reasons--at the conclusion of the 22-day summer/fall meet, though the Northern Kentucky racetrack expects to get a more accurate picture of the synthetic surfac... Read More
October 01, 2005
Crisp fall air signals a perennial dilemma for many horse owners: To blanket or not to blanket? ... Read More
January 01, 2005
Fresh water is important to horses all year, especially in winter. Some waterers are designed to remain functional in cold weather--with an insulated tank or bowl, a heater, or a combination of a heating unit and insulation. Following are some o... Read More
December 28, 2004
From the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Extension/CEPS
Most animals that live outside need special care during cold months, and horses are no exception.
Maintenance of the hooves is as... Read More
December 07, 2004
Make sure horses have good access to water and are drinking. They drink less during cold or wet weather, but still need an adequate supply or they may become impacted. ... Read More
December 01, 2004
If a horse is confined in a barn during winter, he is at risk for respiratory problems. ... Read More
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Q. Is it worthwhile to deworm my horses during the winter? I've heard that internal parasites aren't around this time of year.