Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

June 28, 2017

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

June 27, 2017

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus.... Read More

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How Do I Train My Horse to Accept Fly Spray?

June 26, 2017

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares her thoughts on using clicker training to help a horse get used to having fly spray applied.... Read More

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Mosquito Control Week With The Horse

June 25, 2017

The Horse and Absorbine have partnered to bring you mosquito-control week June 25-July 1. ... Read More

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Farm and Facilities Expo Provides Practical Information

June 23, 2017

Find tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrition, and pasture management.... Read More

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Research Reveals Way to Improve Legume Nitrogen Production

June 21, 2017

Legumes can fulfill their own nitrogen needs and produce and leave enough in the soil for other plants to use.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 15, 2017

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

June 11, 2017

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Algae in Horse Water Troughs: Is It Safe?

June 05, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers tips for keeping algal blooms to a minimum in your horse's water trough this summer.... Read More

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Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy When Traveling

June 01, 2017

Vaccination and biosecurity can help keep your horse healthy when you take him off the farm.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Public or Private Lands for Horseback Riding?

May 30, 2017

Of the 825 respondents, 370 (45%) said they do most of their riding on private land.... Read More

Crabgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing to horses in the summer months.

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Warm-Season Tips for Managing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

May 26, 2017

Cool-season pastures grow rapidly in the spring and fall, and management techniques must change with the seasons.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Suspicions About Stiltgrass

May 24, 2017

Can Japanese stiltgrass cause digestive upset in horses? ... Read More

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Equine Massage Therapists can Now Practice in Tennessee

May 19, 2017

The state's house and senate passed an amendment making it lawful for animal massage therapists to practice.... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Farm, Facilities Expo to be Held June 8

May 18, 2017

Attendees can receive tips on barn design, farm site planning, nutrient intake regulation, pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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Mixed Economic Outlook for Equine Industry in 2017

May 14, 2017

Some researchers and equestrians predict a rebound is coming, but not all horse industry members share the enthusiasm.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 12, 2017

Consider these horse health- and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

Commentary

Should I Feed My Horse Garlic to Repel Insects?

May 08, 2017

Our equine nutritionist takes a closer look at garlic's potential to fight off flies and biting insects.... Read More

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Omnibus Bill Sparks Controversy

May 08, 2017

While the bill effectively prohibits horse processing in the United States, some believe it could endanger wild horses.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More