Biosecurity

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Creating a Horse Quarantine

September 12, 2011

Steps to take when introducing a new horse to your farm, and to reduce disease spread within your herd.... Read More

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Biosecurity for Hospitals and Horse Farms

September 09, 2011

When a horse is sick, good biosecurity could mean the difference between an isolated infection and an epidemic... Read More

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Demystifying Mats and Bedding

September 01, 2011

Choosing the right mats and/or bedding for your barn will help keep horses comfortable and stalls clean.... Read More

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Sheath Cleaning for Male Horses: How-To

August 22, 2011

Cleaning the sheath of a male horse is an unpleasant, but often necessary task. Learn how in this video.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia: How to Avoid Spreading It

July 28, 2011

Humans pose a risk of transmitting blood-borne infections between horses, such as equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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EHV-1 Outbreak: A Positive and Proactive Redbud Spectacular

June 12, 2011

Find out how the organizing committee of one of the largest Quarter Horse shows in the nation is handling ... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurologic Disease and Abortion

June 02, 2011

Discussion of equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic disease and abortion, prevention, treatment and recent research.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1): What Horse Owners Should Know

May 25, 2011

Coverage of the May 2011 equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in horses and how to prevent/treat the disease.... Read More

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Understanding & Practicing Biosecurity on Horse Farms

May 19, 2011

Biosecurity is a big word that many livestock owners don't fully understand. Let's break it down: Bio means ... Read More

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Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More

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Investigating Horse Immunity

April 01, 2011

The immune system allows humans and animals including horses to survive in a complex world filled with harmful bacteria and viruses that can use our bodies for nourishment and reproduce within us. The immune system protects us from those organisms... Read More

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How to Clean/Disinfect Water Buckets and Troughs

March 15, 2011

Learn how to make sure your horse has a clean, safe drink of water when he needs it.... Read More

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Stall Cleaning/Disinfection Series Part 2: Disinfection

February 14, 2011

Learn how to disinfect a dirty stall with Dr. Roberta Dwyer of the University of Kentucky.... Read More

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Stall Cleaning/Disinfection Series Part 1: Cleaning

February 08, 2011

Learn how to clean and disinfect a dirty stall between horses.... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis: An In-Depth Review (AAEP 2010)

January 07, 2011

Equine piroplasmosis, classified as a foreign animal disease, has made several appearances in the U.S. lately ... Read More

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In-Depth: Equine Piroplasmosis (AAEP 2010)

December 14, 2010

What horse owners need to know about piroplasmosis, from Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz of Colorado State University.... Read More

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Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

December 05, 2010

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MRSA: Horses and Handlers Are Sharing More Than Quality Time

December 04, 2010

A recent study confirms that strains of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in found in companion animals--including horses--resemble strains found in humans. According to Frances Moore, DVM, veterinary pathologist ...... Read More

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Agrosecurity, You, and Your Horses

November 30, 2010

Discussion of threats to U.S. agrosecurity (security of agriculture industries) and ways to protect ourselves.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? First, remember you get what you pay for. When you equip your farm or pay board for your horse's living arrangements, investing in farm safety procedures can save a lot of expense... Read More