Recent News for Farm and Barn

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Perennial Ryegrass

February 26, 2016

This cool-season grass has a high nutritive value and works well in rotational grazing. ... Read More

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Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

February 22, 2016

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. ... Read More

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Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More

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Peat Gets Thumbs Up as Horse Bedding

February 16, 2016

Peat might not be pretty, but study results suggest it might be better for your horse's health than wood shavings.... Read More

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Is My Compost Pile Going to Combust?

February 12, 2016

Our digital managing editor thought her manure pile was about to burst into flames. Find out why she needn't worry.... Read More

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Indoor Arena Dust: Damaging to Horse and Rider

February 11, 2016

Dusty arenas could be compromising your respiratory health, right along with your horse's.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

February 08, 2016

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Keeping Horse Blankets Clean

February 02, 2016

Of the 1,128 respondents, 261 (23%) said they wash their horses' winter blankets in their household washing machines.... Read More

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Innovations in Confinement Area Horse-Keeping

January 30, 2016

Construct horse-safe, aesthetic, and eco-friendly confinement areas on your horse property... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 28, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More

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The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

January 28, 2016

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. ... Read More

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Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 25, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More

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Safe Travel in Winter

January 23, 2016

With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy.... Read More

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I Bought a Horse with a Behavior Problem. Now What?

January 22, 2016

An equine lawyer addresses buyer options after purchasing a horse with an unknown or undisclosed behavioral issue.... Read More

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NYC Mayor, Carriage Cabbies Reach Agreement

January 20, 2016

The agreement would reduce the number of carriage horses in New York City and relocate the stables to Central Park.... Read More

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Help! My Horse Ate Chicken Feed: What Should I Do?

January 18, 2016

Here's how to react if your horse consumes feed designed for another animal.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Manure Management Workshops Scheduled in Pennsylvania

January 14, 2016

Pennsylvania law requires any operation that generates manure to complete and implement a manure management plan.... Read More

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Rehoming Your Horse? Remember These Tips

January 13, 2016

Finding a safe home for a horse is not an easy process. Do your homework to ensure your horse lands in a good place.... Read More

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Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

January 11, 2016

Take steps to ensure your barns, arenas, and other structures stay safe when cold and snow abound.... Read More