Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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Canada EHV-1 Restrictions Partially Lifted

June 03, 2013

Officials have lifted the restrictions placed on one barn at the Campbellville Training Centre in Ontario.... Read More

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Oregon State Vet Offers Seasonal Advice to Horse Owners

June 02, 2013

Brad LeaMaster, DVM, PhD, advised owners to protect their horses against WNV and EHV-1 this spring.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. ... Read More

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Study: Not All Biosecurity Protocols Effective

May 16, 2013

Researchers say not all biosecurity protocols owners use will protect horses from infectious diseases.... Read More

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Spring Cleaning? Don't forget Sheath Cleaning

May 14, 2013

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

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Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More

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Commentary: Biosecurity for Infectious Disease Control

April 27, 2013

Remember to employ good biosecurity practices to help prevent infectious disease spread.... Read More

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Use Caution when Fertilizing with Raw Horse Manure

April 03, 2013

Be aware of the hazards associated with using raw animal manure--including horse manure--to fertilize gardens.... Read More

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Controlling Pasture Weeds

April 01, 2013

Prevent these noxious and nuisance weeds from overtaking desirable grasses.... Read More

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Pervious Concrete Reduces Equine Injury, Environmental Risks

March 25, 2013

Use pervious concrete in bathing or water-retaining areas to reduce injury risk and protect water resources.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buckhorn Plantain

February 24, 2013

Buckhorn plantain is widespread across North America and is a common plant in various pastures and turf.... Read More

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EHV-1 Positive Horse in Colorado Recuperates, Returns Home to Texas

February 08, 2013

Authorities have released all quarantine and hold orders related to a horse that tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Bedding Down the Senior Horse

January 29, 2013

How essential is stall bedding for a senior horse?... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

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Managing Weeds in Kentucky Horse Pastures

January 21, 2013

A perusal of most Kentucky horse pastures will uncover about 20 plant species, many of which are weeds.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Host Healthy, Happy Horse Workshop

January 10, 2013

The workshop will feature hands-on sessions on topics relating to horse management and health care.... Read More

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APHIS Releases Final Summary of 2012 Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

January 07, 2013

The final quarantines connected to the outbreak were released in late December, according to the summary.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy: On the Rise?

November 28, 2012

One veterinarian discussed disease characteristics and why it might be on the rise at a recent conference.... Read More

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Equine Infection Control Management

November 27, 2012

Veterinarians are uniquely equipped to tailor infectious disease prevention programs, one researcher says.... Read More

Dr. Sarah Reuss and Dr. Jim Wellehan inspect the ear of a healthy horse.

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UF Veterinarians Laud Equine Leishmaniasis Awareness

November 21, 2012

Veterinarians say the identification of the parasite in a Florida horse is cause for increased vigilance.... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed near Ingham, Qld.

November 05, 2012

Biosecurity Queensland received the positive test results late on Nov. 4. The horse was euthanized Nov. 1.... Read More

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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

October 31, 2012

The quarantines were imposed when two cases of VS were confirmed in Colorado earlier this year.... Read More

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Windrow Composting for Parasite Control and Waste Management

October 25, 2012

Windrow composting is effective and practical for parasite control and waste management on horse farms.... Read More

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Top Tips for Environmentally Friendly Muck Storage

October 24, 2012

Consider these tips to help you deal with your muck piles in an environmentally friendly and compliant way.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantine in North Queensland Released

October 18, 2012

The quarantine was put in place in early September when a horse tested positive for the virus.... Read More