Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Conviction in SAU Horse Theft, Slaying Case Stands

May 23, 2014

A judge upheld a guilty verdict in the case against Wendi Cox, who was involved in the SAU horse theft case. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buttercups

May 23, 2014

Buttercups can be poisonous to horses, but the plants are not palatable and animals usually do not eat them.... Read More

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It's Haymaking Season

May 22, 2014

Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.... Read More

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How Many Horses Can Your Farm Hold?

May 21, 2014

Knowing the production potential and limitations of your farm's soil is key to reducing horse feeding costs.... Read More

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Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Guard against Mosquitoes

May 20, 2014

Take steps to protect horses against diseases spread by mosquitoes that are becoming active with warm weather.... Read More

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PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

May 20, 2014

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation.... Read More

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The Danger of Mycotoxins

May 19, 2014

These harmful toxins produced by molds and fungi could be lurking in your horse's feed and forage. ... Read More

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AHC's 2014 Issues Forum and Convention Approach

May 19, 2014

The June 24 National Issues Forum will feature a program titled "Where Have All the Horses Gone?"... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

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The Perfect Fit

May 14, 2014

Finding the right saddle for your horse is a mix of high-tech and hands-on approaches.... Read More

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Time to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 13, 2014

Massachusetts officials say early vaccination ensures animals are protected prior to peak arboviral season.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

May 12, 2014

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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Veterinarian: Take Precautions to Protect Horses from EHM

May 11, 2014

Recent EHM cases should remind owners that good biosecurity practices can help prevent equine illness.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 10, 2014

The beginning of mosquito season means it's time to vaccinate animals against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars on the Move in Central Kentucky

May 10, 2014

Experts advise farm managers to ensure pregnant mares do not come in contact with crawling caterpillars.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Control Mosquito Populations

May 09, 2014

Horse owners are advised to control mosquito populations to minimize animals' chances of contracting WNV.... Read More

This paper wasp is guarding its nest. Native paper wasps like to build nests along barn, shed, and arena eaves, and ledges.

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Property Pest Control

May 08, 2014

Mosquitoes and flies top most horse owners' lists of bugs to beware of, but don't forget these other pests. ... Read More

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Recycling Tips for Equine Veterinary Practices

May 08, 2014

One equine practitioner shares tips on how veterinary practices and horse farms can "go green."... Read More

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... Read More

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Time to Consider Vaccinating Horses against WNV

May 06, 2014

Washington officials are advising owners to ensure their horses are vaccinated against West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Nebraska State Veterinarian Encourages EHV-1 Awareness

May 05, 2014

Dr. Dennis Hughes is reminding horse owners to remain vigilant and exercise biosecurity measures. ... Read More

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Equine WNV Spread across Central Europe Investigated

May 04, 2014

Conditions, such as flooding and high temperatures, could contribute to WNV's spread, one researcher says.... Read More

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Study: Tongue Ties Appear to Benefit Racehorses

May 03, 2014

Researchers say that if they're applied correctly, tongue ties don't appear to cause horses stress or pain.... Read More

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Saddle Sore Spots

May 02, 2014

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden with poorly fitting tack.... Read More