Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Study: Wood Chips Can Improve Paddock Soil Quality

May 18, 2017

Adding absorbent, biodegradable materials to paddocks can keep water sources cleaner and favor healthy grass growth.... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

May 12, 2017

Consider these horse health- and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

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Should I Feed My Horse Garlic to Repel Insects?

May 08, 2017

Our equine nutritionist takes a closer look at garlic's potential to fight off flies and biting insects.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Air Quality in Horse Barns

May 02, 2017

Of the 475 respondents, 76 (16%) said they're concerned about the air quality in their horses' barns. ... Read More

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Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 25, 2017

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Air Quality Week From The Horse and Sweet PDZ

April 24, 2017

Look for educational articles and resources on air quality and equine respiratory health, April 24-29. ... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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What it Takes To Ship Competition Horses Overseas

April 20, 2017

Take an inside look at the rules and regulations regarding importing horses to the United States solely for competition.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

The average horse produces 9 tons of manure a year. Having a well-designed composting system like this one can help turn waste into a useful, and possibly salable, product.

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Poll Recap: Horse Manure Management Strategies

April 11, 2017

Of the 804 respondents, 344 (43%) said they compost horse manure and use it to amend soil on their property. ... Read More

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World Equine Airway Symposium Scheduled for July

April 07, 2017

Lecture topics will include performance-limiting upper airway issues, infectious respiratory diseases, EIPH, and more.... Read More

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BLM Quarantines Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

April 03, 2017

Officials believe some horses have contracted strangles. Testing is underway to confirm the diagnosis.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Quarantine at FEI World Cup Finals Lifted After Retest

March 28, 2017

A horse arriving from Europe produced.a "questionable" blood test result, but tested negative on a retest.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 14, 2017

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

March 06, 2017

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider.... Read More