Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Cold-Weather Equine Ear Protection?

November 20, 2012

Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 01, 2012

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 31, 2012

As temperatures drop, consider making changes in horses' feeding programs in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Clipping, Blankets Helpful in Cold-Weather Exercise Recovery

August 24, 2012

Clipped horses achieved faster post-exercise recovery than unclipped horses when working in cold temperatures.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 01, 2012

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Livestock Heat-Stress Emergency Issued as High Temps Persist

June 27, 2012

High temperatures and dry conditions cause a livestock heat stress emergency warning to be issued.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... Read More

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Weight Gain Challenges in Horses

March 01, 2012

I have a 24-year-old Quarter Horse mare that was diagnosed with navicular syn... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

Plan now to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic

January 01, 2012

The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. ... Read More

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Heated Barns and Horses: Special Considerations Needed

December 26, 2011

Heating horse barns can cause a host of respiratory and other problems if done incorrectly.... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

December 14, 2011

By following these tips you can help keep your horse healthy all winter.... Read More

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Prepare Horse Shelters Now for Winter

November 27, 2011

Now is the ideal time to address housing options for horses that will live outside this winter.... Read More

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Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

November 23, 2011

Ensure vehicles are ready for winter driving and maintain them according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More

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BLM Announces Fall/Winter Wild Horse Gather Schedule

October 10, 2011

The BLM's upcoming schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds was released Oct. 7.... Read More

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Autumn is Time to Prepare Horses for Cold, Wet Winters

October 01, 2011

Fall is the time to prepare for winter--and that includes preparing your horses for the colder weather, too.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More

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Older Horses: Decreased Thermoregulation During Exercise

July 25, 2011

Senior horses have a propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 13, 2011

Find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

July 06, 2011

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside?... Read More