Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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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

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Unknown Illness Forces Quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course

October 15, 2012

The quarantine is a precaution as officials await test results on two horses showing respiratory illness.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Breeding Farm Biosecurity Survey

October 11, 2012

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey evaluating biosecurity practices at equine breeding farms.... Read More

Ceiling fans move otherwise stagnant air through a barn and help manage equine respiratory diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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Air Movement in Horse Barns

October 08, 2012

Moving the air inside barns can help improve year-round comfort and air quality for horses and humans.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Outbreak Hits Western Canada

August 15, 2012

More than 70 horses on 22 premises in Western Canada have tested positive for EIA thus far in 2012.... Read More

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Miniature Horses Designated as Service Animals in Illinois

August 15, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Tuesday designating Miniature Horses as recognized service animals.... Read More

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Biosecurity Queensland: Equestrians Need Biosecurity Plans

August 12, 2012

A biosecurity plan is essential to minimizing the risk of horse pests and diseases, including hendra virus.... Read More

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Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

August 11, 2012

Creating a sacrifice area can help protect horse pastures from wet weather or overgrazing.... Read More

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New Queensland Hendra Virus Case, Human Exposure Confirmed

July 30, 2012

At least five people were exposed to the hendra-positive horse before he died on July 27.... Read More