Recent News for Seasonal Care


Horse Health Recommendations for Extreme Winter Conditions

February 04, 2011

Dr. Pamela Wilkins offers these recommendations for horse safety in extreme winter conditions.... Read More


Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

February 01, 2011

Freezing temperatures can lead to problems for the horse owner: frozen pipes, slippery conditions, etc. ... Read More


Cold Weather Colic in Horses

January 28, 2011

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health ... Read More


Blanketing: Readers Keep Their Horses Warm

January 11, 2011

More than 2,090 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you blanket your horses in winter?"... Read More


The Hardy Horse

January 01, 2011

Our horses have several unique ways to stay comfortable in severe weather.... Read More


Cold Rides: Readers Love Winter Riding Weather

December 28, 2010

More than 1,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you continue to ride your horse(s) during the winter?" ... Read More


Combat Cold Weather Stress in Horses

December 19, 2010

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing, but horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. While most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper ... Read More


Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

December 11, 2010

With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to...... Read More


Arctic Cold Dangerous for Livestock

December 08, 2010

Kentucky is in the throes of an early season arctic blast that could cause problems for livestock operations. A blast of arctic air recently filtered into the lower Ohio Valley, resulting in highs only in the 20s for most Kentucky locations.... Read More


Readers Horses' Go Barefoot in the Winter

November 30, 2010

More than 910 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Do you change your horse's shoes during the winter?" ... Read More


Keeping Water Warm in Winter: Readers Share Tips

November 23, 2010

Nearly 900 readers of responded to a poll asking, " How do you keep your horses' water in the barn from freezing during the winter?"... Read More


Winter Pasture Management

November 14, 2010

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


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


Cold Weather Diets

November 12, 2010

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


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


Fall Transition Tips

October 08, 2010

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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