Recent News for Healthy Farm Management

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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

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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