Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

Researchers believe the revived quagga, seen here in a London zoo in 1870, could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.

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Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Bedding Choices Revealed

September 10, 2013

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips in their horses' stalls.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2013

September 09, 2013

The affected horse had not received an EEE vaccination and was euthanized on August 31.... Read More

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Montana Confirms Equine WNV Cases

September 03, 2013

Animal health officials are reminding equid owners statewide to watch for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Protect Your Horse from Midges with a Sweet Itch Blanket

August 29, 2013

These special blankets keep bugs off your horse and prevent a frustrating skin condition. A TheHorse.com Q&A.... Read More

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ELRC Releases Horse Keeping Best Management Practices Guide

August 28, 2013

The guide includes practical tactics designed to mitigate the cost and impact of these challenges.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in Ontario

August 21, 2013

Two Ontario, Canada, horses tested positive for Potomac horse fever (PHF) in early August.... Read More

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New Jersey Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2013

August 20, 2013

The 7-year-old Cape May County gelding was euthanized after developing neurologic signs consistent with EEE. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

August 20, 2013

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them. ... Read More

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Handling Equine Disease Outbreaks

August 20, 2013

Knowledge about handling outbreaks will help ensure the best health possible for all horses involved.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Maryland Horse

August 16, 2013

A case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a horse in Worcester County, Md. ... Read More

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Colorado Confirms First Equine West Nile Case of 2013

August 15, 2013

A 3-month-old colt from Montezuma County, Colo., has tested positive for West Nile virus. ... Read More

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Idaho Horses Test Positive for WNV

July 29, 2013

Two unvaccinated horses residing in western Idaho have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Does Horses' Waste Help or Hinder the Environment?

July 25, 2013

Researchers found that horses' waste both helps and hinders the environment in different ways.... Read More

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Snakebite in Horses

July 15, 2013

Learn about the clinical signs of snakebites and treatment options that could help affected horses recover.... Read More

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NSW Horse Owners Urged to Take Part in Biosecurity Efforts

July 10, 2013

The new traceability measures could help improve the state's capacity to respond to animal disease outbreaks.... Read More

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Woodbine EHV-1: All Restrictions Lifted

June 26, 2013

All EHV-1 related restrictions placed on horses stabled in Barn 1 at Woodbine have been lifted.... Read More

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Positive EIA Test Prompts Hold Order at Texas Fairgrounds

June 26, 2013

A horse stabled at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds tested positive for EIA earlier this month. ... Read More

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Grimes, Co., Texas Horse Tests Positive for WNV

June 20, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey WNV disease map indicates this is the first equine WNV case reported this year.... Read More

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Monitor Horses Closely at Shows

June 16, 2013

Special attention to a horse's management and health program is a necessity during show season.... Read More

OIE Special Advisor Dr. Gardner Murray addressed delegates at the OIE General Session seeking support for the three-year plan on the international movement of high-performance horses established by the OIE and FEI.

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FEI Welcomes Advances on International Sport Horse Movement

June 10, 2013

The FEI welcomes two major advances in its campaign to improve the international movement of sport horses. ... Read More

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Tick Paralysis Bad News for Horses

June 04, 2013

One recent study found tick paralysis had a 26% mortality rate in affected Australian horses.... Read More

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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