Recent News for Seasonal Care

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Winter Pasture Management

November 14, 2010

Horse pastures often are abused by the stress of winter, especially following a drought. ... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture: Time to Inventory, Purchase Hay

November 13, 2010

Due to dry conditions, many horse owners across Kentucky and surrounding areas are already into their winter feeding programs. Horse owners need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.... Read More

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Cold Weather Diets

November 12, 2010

While young or old horses might need feed changes, healthy horses usually tolerate winter weather.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares in Fall and Winter

October 17, 2010

For many years horse owners and veterinarians thought the nutrient needs of pregnant mares increased only at the end of gestation. But new research shows that pregnant mares' nutrient needs increase as early as the fifth month of gestation. ... Read More

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Fall Transition Tips

October 08, 2010

Fall's arrival means it's time to get your horse and farm ready for winter. ... Read More

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The Top Ten 'Green' Tasks Horse Owners Should Do Before Winter

September 29, 2010

Winterizing barns, harrowing pastures, draining hoses, and water tanks, and cleaning and properly storing show tack and other summer horse equipment are among the top things horse owners can do to prepare for winter. "Taking car... Read More

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Hot Summer Tip: Pay Attention to Horse's Physical State

August 11, 2010

Summertime temperatures are running wild across the United States this week, with Oklahoma hitting approximately 105 degrees F, which is leading a number of equine owners to study their horse's heat tolerance with more than a little caution.... Read More

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Restraining Order Sought to Stop Nevada Mustang Gather

July 14, 2010

A Nevada woman is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from completing the July 10 gather of 1,200 mustangs from the Owyhee complex in northern Elko County until mid-August, after most foals in th... Read More

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Summer Riding: When the Rider is Hot, the Horse is Hotter

July 08, 2010

A hot humid day. One rider. One horse. Both exercise at a moderate level. Who is more likely to overheat?... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report First Quarter 2010

July 07, 2010

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was reported from France, Germany, the UK, and the USA. France confirmed a single case in a T... Read More

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Equine Vet Zimmel Named Chief of Staff of UF Vet Hospitals

June 29, 2010

Dana Zimmel, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, a clinical associate professor at University of Florida's (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named interim chief of staff of UF's Veterinary Hospitals.

Zimmel has served as asso... Read More

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Kentucky's Equine Safety Net Program Modifies Eligibility Requirements

June 28, 2010

According to a recent report, one out of every 10 work-eligible Kentuckians is unemployed. In response to the significant increase in jobless horse owners, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has modified eligibility requirements for its Equine Sa... Read More

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American Humane Association Awards Grant for Horse Stall Fans

June 18, 2010

Beating the heat is the goal for Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP), and with a recent $2,000 grant from the American Humane Association's Meacham Foundation Memorial, the Purple Haze Center will accomplish just that. ... Read More

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Missing Kansas Horse Found Dead

June 09, 2010

A horse allegedly stolen from a Kansas breeding ranch last month was discovered dead in a ravine just one-quarter mile from its Ellis County pasture. The mare's owners reported the animal missing from the RMH Ranch on May 23 afte... Read More

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Anhidrotic Horses -- New, More Accurate Risk Factors Found

June 03, 2010

Nearly 5,000 horses from 500 different farms helped identify anhidrosis factors for University of Florida researchers. Geography, breed, and use of horse were examined to determine factors for anhidrosis--the lack or decreased production of swe... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Entrenamiento de Primavera

February 05, 2010

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on TheHorse.com for more Spanish-language resources coming soon. Read this article in E... Read More

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Winter Care for Older Horses

February 01, 2010

Owners need to consider how they will meet their older horses' nutrient requirements during the winter.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Winter Storm

January 26, 2010

Kentucky livestock producers and other animal owners have been urged to prepare for a severe winter storm that is expected to strike the Commonwealth near the end of the week.

"Kentucky has been slammed by severe winter weather ... Read More

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Free 2010 Equine Seminar Series in Kentucky

January 18, 2010

The 2010 Universitiy of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar series kicks off Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the University of Pennsylvania's Sue McDonnell, PhD, Certified Applied ... Read More

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Horse Hauler Caution Advised at Icy Intersections

January 12, 2010

Authorities are testing several solutions, including weather shields and heating elements to combat the downside of the new generation traffic lights, LEDs, which can be obscured by ice/snow. Until a solution is found, drivers are reminded to be ... Read More

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Winter Barn Preparation Starts Before the Freeze

January 11, 2010

Horse owners need to make plans to protect the animals from a possible deadly combination of extreme cold and rain, said Louisiana State University AgCenter equine agent Howard J. Cormier, MS

"Weak adults and newborn colts can&#... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Resources

January 06, 2010

What to do when the weather turns bitter? Bring the horses in or leave them out? Blankets or no blankets? Hay or grain? Or both?

While bringing your horse into the house might seem like the simplest option, TheHorse.com offers a weal... Read More

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Winter Hoof Care Tips

January 05, 2010

Winter is generally a good time to pull your horse's shoes if hoof quality and health allow it.... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Care Review

January 05, 2010

Winter has an icy grip on most of the United States, and with even sunny Florida facing record freezing temperatures, horse owners across the country need to keep a close eye on their herds to prevent cold-weather related ailments.

I... Read More