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


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


Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

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


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


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


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


Stall Cleaning/Disinfection Series Part 1: Cleaning

February 08, 2011

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More


Brushing Up on Thrush in Horses

August 01, 2010

Thrush is an anaerobic bacterial infection that slowly eats away at the horse's hoof tissue. ... Read More


Brushing Up on Thrush

August 01, 2010

Good management and proper treatment are key to keeping your horses sound in the face of thrush. ... Read More


Disinfecting a Rented Stall

July 27, 2010

I show during the spring and summer season and wanted to know how I can safeguard my horse before putting him ... Read More


Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

July 01, 2010

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection).... Read More


Hendra: People Testing Negative for Virus

May 24, 2010

In the wake of a euthanized horse testing positive for the Hendra virus in Queensland, Australia, 11 people are being tested for the disease. Six had reportedly cleared the preliminary test May 21, and all are expected to test negative.

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Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland

May 21, 2010

One case of Hendra virus has been confirmed, while an exposed horse has tested negative for the disease in Queensland, Australia. Biosecurity Queensland confirmed the case May 20 and on May 21 reported initial negative tests for the second hors... Read More


Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More


Prince Harry's Polo Pony Dies

May 14, 2010

Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.

The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More