Recent News for Farm and Barn

Crabgrass leaves can be a bright green color.

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The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

July 31, 2016

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

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Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More

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AHC to Update National Economic Impact Study

July 28, 2016

The 2005 study documented the economic effects of the racing, showing, and other segments of the horse industry.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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USDA Proposes HPA Enforcement Rule Change

July 26, 2016

The proposed change would ban action devices and require training for veterinarians conducting compliance inspections.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading Competency

July 26, 2016

Of the 901 respondents, 703 (78%) said they are confident their horse would load in a trailer on the first try. ... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Kentucky Agriculture Officials to Study Equine Welfare Laws

July 22, 2016

Officials will explore ways it can help counties expedite how they carry out equine cruelty investigations.... Read More

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August KENA Meeting to Focus on Horse Buying

July 19, 2016

Woodrow Friend, DVM; Melissa Moore; and Laura D'Angelo will discuss what buyers should consider when purchasing a horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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House Committee Rules on Rep. Ed Whitfield Ethics Probe

July 16, 2016

Whitfield violated House rules, though unintentionally, by allowing his wife to lobby for anti-soring legislation.... Read More

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I'm Selling My Horse. What Should I Disclose?

July 16, 2016

Misrepresenting a horse could land you in some serious legal trouble. Here are tips on how to protect yourself.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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Estate Planning Tips for Horse Owners

July 12, 2016

Do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you're gone.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Housing

July 12, 2016

Of the 974 respondents, 634 said their horses live at home with them, while 259 said they board their animals.... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

"'Winnie' always manages to get her ears out of the fly mask," said Kristen. 
Congratulations to "Winnie" and Kristen Mangold for being one of the top three winners in our contest.

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Winners Announced for TheHorse.com's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

July 08, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected their favorite "Fly Mask Mishap" photos from the submitted entries. ... Read More

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First Right of Refusal in Horse Sale Contracts

July 07, 2016

What happens if you buy a horse but the seller hasn't honored a first-right-of-refusal contract with the previous owner?... Read More

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More