Recent News for Farm and Barn

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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

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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

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'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.

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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

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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

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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

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Poll Recap: Hauling Hay

June 17, 2014

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

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Florida Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against EEE

June 17, 2014

Florida owners should vaccinate their horses against EEE in light of increased mosquito populations.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Providing Contact Information

June 15, 2014

Event organizers need current contact information so they can contact you in the event of a disease outbreak.... Read More

Reduce brown recluse spider numbers around the barn and other areas by keeping the barn area clean. If you spot webs, knock them down carefully.

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

June 13, 2014

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters.... Read More

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Second Marion County, Florida, Horse Diagnosed with EEE

June 12, 2014

A horse located about four miles east of Citra has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Tips for Protecting Horses from EHM

June 10, 2014

The Virginia state veterinarian says owners should take precautions to protect horses from EHM.... Read More

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Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

June 10, 2014

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against West Nile Virus

June 08, 2014

Maryland officials are urging owners to vaccinate horses against the potentially fatal disease.... Read More

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Avoid Common Mistakes when Building an Outdoor Arena

June 08, 2014

Here are a few of the pitfalls that can arise when building an arena along with tips on how to avoid them.... Read More

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Prevent Barn Fires with These Expert Tips

June 06, 2014

Stop barn fires before they start with these smart fire-prevention tips.... Read More

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Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

June 03, 2014

The latest hendra case was confirmed after a positive test result was received late on June 2.... Read More

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Opening Windows for Equine Social Interaction

June 02, 2014

Open windows between stalls encouraged positive social behavior and less aggression and boredom.... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to Take Place June 3

May 31, 2014

Specialists will speak on fencing options, sampling techniques for soil fertility and hay quality, and more. ... Read More

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10 Composting Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've compiled some of our top composting and manure management resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Relocating a Horse

May 29, 2014

Whether you're heading south for a winter show circuit or relocating permanently, preparation is key. ... Read More

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Officials Remind Horse Owners to Practice Biosecurity

May 28, 2014

The TAHC reminds owners to keep horses healthy by practicing simple biosecurity measures while traveling.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farmers' Almanac: Truth or Fiction?

May 27, 2014

Of the 294 respondents, 86% said they don't rely on the Farmers' Almanac for horse management decisions.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Ensure Horses' Vaccinations are Up to Date

May 25, 2014

Delaware owners are advised to ensure horses' vaccinations are current to protect against dangerous diseases.... Read More

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Keep Horses Healthy with Biosecurity and Barn Disinfection

May 25, 2014

Biosecurity measures and regular barn disinfection can help you prevent and control disease at your facility.... Read More