Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

"'Winnie' always manages to get her ears out of the fly mask," said Kristen. 
Congratulations to "Winnie" and Kristen Mangold for being one of the top three winners in our contest.

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Winners Announced for TheHorse.com's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

July 08, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected their favorite "Fly Mask Mishap" photos from the submitted entries. ... Read More

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10 Small Property Horse Keeping Resources on TheHorse.com

June 30, 2016

Here are 10 resources to help you make the most of your land when keeping horses on small properties. ... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Concludes

June 29, 2016

Presentation topics included racing surfaces, equine injuries, and respiratory health for horses, among others.... Read More

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Queensland Introduces New Biosecurity Rules for Horse Owners

June 27, 2016

The new approach to managing cattle ticks will provide flexibility for moving horses across the so-called "tick line."... Read More

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Time for Kentuckians to Take Mosquito Protection Measures

June 24, 2016

UK entomologists have captured Asian tiger mosquitoes, a possible carrier for the Zika virus, in Central Kentucky.... Read More

Grasses including tall fescue and ryegrass, pictured here, can contain ergot bodies, which can be toxic to horses.

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Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

June 23, 2016

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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2016 Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed

June 22, 2016

The summit will feature talks on racing surfaces, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Horse Foot Bruises

June 21, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More

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Male Horse Health Care: Don't Forget Sheath Cleaning

June 19, 2016

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning.... Read More

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Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

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Enter The Horse's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

June 03, 2016

Submit your fly mask mishap story for a chance to be featured on TheHorse.com and be entered to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horses Living with Livestock

May 31, 2016

Of the 362 respondents, 137 (38%) said they own or keep other types of livestock in addition to horses.... Read More

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NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More

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Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

May 05, 2016

An equine behavior expert addresses a question about two geldings with very different poop patterns. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fly Masked-Marauders

May 03, 2016

Of the 661 respondents, 466 (70%) said their horses wear fly masks regularly during the spring and summer. ... Read More

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Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

April 29, 2016

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. ... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 28, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

Figure 1. Periodical cicada.

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Cicadas to Emerge Soon, Little Kentucky Impact Expected

April 24, 2016

Brood V of the 17-year periodical cicada, which is comprised of three separate species, is due to emerge this spring. ... Read More