Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Horses' Shade Preferences Evaluated

October 29, 2013

Researchers sought to investigate horses' preferences when it comes to standing in shade or in the sun. ... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

October 28, 2013

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

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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AQHA Asks Court to Stay Clone Registrations

October 25, 2013

The AQHA has asked a federal court to stay clone registrations pending the outcome of an appeal.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Biosecurity eWorkshop Nov. 4-17

October 23, 2013

The course is designed to review ways to reduce the chance of horses' contracting infectious diseases.... Read More

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Weeds of the Month: Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

October 22, 2013

Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual species found throughout the eastern United States. ... Read More

Horse blankets are notoriously bulky and dirty. This dedicated blanket room, complete with hanging hardware, keeps blankets orderly and prevents the dragging of dirt and mud through your tack room.

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Poll Recap: Wash and Wear

October 22, 2013

Of the 1063 voters, 385 (36%) said that they washed their horse blankets at home.... Read More

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Lots of Elbow Grease for Disinfection Project

October 20, 2013

Disease outbreaks are dangerous to the health of your horses and can be disastrous for your business. ... Read More

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Reward Offered in Wisconsin Horse Death Case

October 14, 2013

The $10,000 reward was offered after a horse was fatally injured after being taken from its stall in July. ... Read More

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Planning, Zoning Basics for Horse Farms Webinar Scheduled

October 11, 2013

The webinar is designed to introduce the basics of planning and zoning for the equestrian community. ... Read More

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Equine EEE Reported in Florida, New Hampshire

October 10, 2013

Officials in Florida and New Hampshire reported that horses in both states have tested positive for EEE. ... Read More

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Seven More Organizations Support AHC Welfare Code

October 10, 2013

The code was designed to establish good welfare procedures to follow to "put the horse first."... Read More

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Trailer Accident Kills Tennessee Walking Horses, Trainer

October 09, 2013

Trainer Jeffrey Givens and three horses were killed when their truck and trailer overturned on Oct. 6. ... Read More

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Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

October 09, 2013

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. ... Read More

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AVMA Implores Congress to End Government Shutdown

October 09, 2013

The AVMA says crucial veterinary programs that ensure animals' health and welfare are short-staffed or halted.... Read More

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'Horses and the Law' Blog Returns to TheHorse.com

October 04, 2013

Attorney Rachel Kosmal McCart joins TheHorse.com's blogger stable to pen the "Horses and the Law" blog. ... Read More

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Montana Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections for Horses

October 03, 2013

The Montana Department of Livestock says horses must have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horse Waste, Feed Management Practices

October 03, 2013

Researchers studied whether horse farms use best management practices to reduce environmental contamination.... Read More

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Learn How to Read Trailer Tires to Keep Horses Safe

October 02, 2013

Air pressure isn't the only thing that counts when it comes to horse trailer tire safety.... Read More

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How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

October 01, 2013

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests.... Read More

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Nationwide Equine EEE, WNV Case Totals Creeping Up

September 30, 2013

As of Sept. 25, 139 cases of EEE and 157 cases of WNV have been reported in horses nationwide.... Read More

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Kentucky Conference to Focus on Improved Grazing Practices

September 29, 2013

Presenters will speak about specific pasture programs for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

September 28, 2013

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Are Horses a Vicious Species? Court to Decide

September 27, 2013

Connecticut horse owners anxiously await a ruling that could declare horses a naturally vicious species. ... Read More