Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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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

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New York Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2012

July 30, 2012

The 8-year-old gelding, who became sick and died on July 23, had no vaccination history.... Read More

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Two Horses Euthanized on Hendra-Quarantined Property

July 27, 2012

The horses reportedly became ill and showed nervous signs before being put down at the owners' request.... Read More

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Horse Pasture Management Seminar Scheduled for Sept. 8

July 24, 2012

The day-long seminar on horse pasture management on Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More

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New Hendra Case Identified in Rockhampton, Qld.

July 19, 2012

A foal died after contracting hendra. Two other horses and two dogs remain on the now quarantined property.... Read More

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Equine Environmental Stewardship Courses Scheduled

July 17, 2012

Penn State Extension has announced the dates and times of a four-part equine environmental stewardship course.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantines Lifted in Ingham and Rockhampton, Qld.

July 14, 2012

The properties where there were confirmed cases of hendra virus in May were released from quarantine July 12.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Detected in Florida Horses

July 04, 2012

More than 60 suspected cases of pigeon fever in horses have occurred in Florida this year.... Read More

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Footing Science for Horses

July 01, 2012

The field of footing science involves understanding how different kinds of footing affect equine health.... Read More

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Creating Hardened Surfaces in Horses' High-Traffic Areas

June 29, 2012

Owners should consider creating surfaces that minimize pastures damage and reduce horse health risks.... Read More

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New Hendra Virus Case Confirmed in Mackay, Qld.

June 28, 2012

The positive test results were returned June 27 after the horse became "gravely ill" on June 26.... Read More

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Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Broadleaf Plantain

June 23, 2012

Broadleaf plantain is widespread across North America and is a commonly occurring plant in all types of pastures and rough turf. It readily survives overgrazing and compacted horse pastures, especially when rainfall is limited. ... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.

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Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More