Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Weed of the Month: Eastern Poison Ivy

January 25, 2014

Horses are not sensitive to poison ivy, but can transfer the irritating urushiol oil to humans.... Read More

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Breed Groups Support AQHA on Cloning Issue

January 22, 2014

Several groups support the AQHA in its bid to overturn a court decision regarding cloned horse registrations.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fit

January 21, 2014

Just over half of the respondents in this week's poll said they have had a saddle professionally fitted. ... Read More

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Judge Rules against N.M. Horse Processing Plant

January 21, 2014

A judge granted an injunction preventing Valley Meat Co. from opening its long-sought horse processing plant.... Read More

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Omnibus Bill Passes, Nixes Horse Processing

January 20, 2014

Congress has passed a bill that eliminates funding to carry out horsemeat inspections at domestic plants. ... Read More

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Trailer Loading Lessons

January 16, 2014

What techniques I should use during a trailer loading lesson with a naive filly?... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horses and Event Facilities

January 15, 2014

Learn how to evaluate risk and protect your horse from infectious disease at event facilities.... Read More

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2014 Fiscal Bill Could Defund USDA Horsemeat Inspections

January 14, 2014

If passed, the proposed legislation would once again strip the USDA of funding for horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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Bill Would Extend Equine Industry Tax Benefit

January 14, 2014

Several favorable tax provisions the horse industry enjoyed in 2013 have reverted to lower levels or expired.... Read More

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Senate Okays Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

January 10, 2014

Mobile veterinarians are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution.... Read More

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Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

January 07, 2014

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico.... Read More

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AQHA Files Appeal Related to Clone Registrations

January 07, 2014

The AQHA has filed the latest installment in a long-running court case relative to cloned horse registration.... Read More

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Feeder Facts

January 06, 2014

Brush up on your hay feeder knowledge with these 10 research-based tidbits. ... Read More

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Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

January 06, 2014

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

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The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More

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Illinois City to Get Restitution in Crundwell Case

December 23, 2013

Dixon will receive more than $9 million in restitution in a case involving a high-profile horse breeder.... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

December 20, 2013

Learn about a possible new test for diagnosing insect bite hypersensitivity (summer eczema, sweet itch).... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Survey Highlights Horse Owner Behavior

December 18, 2013

While most see hendra virus as a risk, many are not taking precautions to protect themselves or their horses.... Read More

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Appeals Court Sides with Horse Processor

December 16, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled against animal rights groups that challenged U.S. horse processing plants. ... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantined Barn at Parx Racing Cleared

December 06, 2013

Officials drew blood from horses in a third quarantined barn Dec. 5, with test results expected Dec. 10. ... Read More