Recent News for Healthy Farm Management


10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

December 08, 2014

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


EVA: A European Perspective

December 07, 2014

A British vet describes equine viral arteritis (EVA) control measures, current risks, vaccination, and more.... Read More


2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More


Defra, BHS Work Together to Lead British Ragwort Debate

November 29, 2014

The BHS conducted a survey of the English equine population to assess levels of awareness and concern about ragwort.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

November 28, 2014

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes.... Read More


Infographic: Heaves

November 26, 2014

RAO is a chronic problem similar to asthma in humans. Help your heavy horse breath easy with tips from our visual guide.... Read More


State Travel Requirements

November 20, 2014

Find out who to call and what papers to gather before heading out-of-state with your horse. ... Read More


It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More


Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Dogs at Event Facilities

November 15, 2014

Dogs can pose horse health risks in some cases. Consider these tips before bringing your pup along to your next event.... Read More


EHV-1: What Are We Learning?

November 12, 2014

Herpesvirus continues to challenge the horse industry, but our experiences are teaching us how to prevent its spread. ... Read More


Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More


Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More


From Incident to Outbreak

November 06, 2014

Proper planning can help prevent a disease episode on your farm from becoming a full-blown outbreak.... Read More


Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

November 01, 2014

"The surface has been very safe," said Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

October 22, 2014

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures.... Read More


Infographic: Protecting Your Horse From Disease

October 15, 2014

Protect your horse from infectious disease exposure by using tips from our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More


Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Show and Event Visitors

October 12, 2014

Spectators pose a unique equine health threat of which horse owners should be aware. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More


Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More


Infographic: Managing a Horse Disease Outbreak

October 01, 2014

Is your horse showing clinical signs of an infectious disease? Here's how to care for your horse and protect others.... Read More


Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

September 27, 2014

Horsenettle is distributed across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and western coastal states.... Read More


Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More


Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More


Is Your Horse at Risk for Infectious Disease?

September 04, 2014

Horses are at risk for contracting a number of diseases that can have mild to devastating consequences.... Read More

Wild Parsnip


Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

August 29, 2014

Wild parsnip foliage can cause skin photosensitivity and rashes in both humans and horses.... Read More


Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More