Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Soil Selenium Levels and Equine White Muscle Disease

January 22, 2018

Selenium-deficient foals are at risk for white muscle disease, which leads to skeletal and cardiac muscle abnormalities.... Read More

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Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 19, 2018

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Water Sources for Horses

January 16, 2018

Of the 838 respondents, nearly 500 use heated water buckets or a tank with a heating element to provide fresh water.... Read More

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How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

January 10, 2018

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. ... Read More

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The State of Microchip Use in Horses

January 09, 2018

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2018

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

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shopping for Saddle Pads

December 28, 2017

Most respondents said their horses' comfort is the most important factor when choosing a saddle pad.... Read More

Charish Arthur, USDF Silver Medalist and former long time ARIA Certified Instructor shared on a Facebook post "What not to do".

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Heated Water Trough Safety

December 25, 2017

Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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NTRA: Tax Bill Could Benefit Thoroughbred Breeders, Owners

December 21, 2017

The tax package includes changes to depreciation and expensing of yearlings, breeding stock, farm equipment, and more.... Read More

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Equine Farm-Sitting Peace of Mind

December 20, 2017

What should be included in a liability contract for farm sitters? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trailer Loading During Emergencies

December 19, 2017

Of the 329 respondents, 257 (78%) said they're confident their horse would load into a strange trailer in an emergency.... Read More

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Keeping Water Troughs Thawed With or Without a Heater

December 17, 2017

Our equine nutritionist offers tips and asks for your input on dealing with ice in horse watering tanks. ... Read More

Government officials from the Hong Kong SAR and the Chinese Mainland, along with industry experts from around the world, toured the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua Training Centre.

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Animal Health Officials, Vets Tour Conghua Training Centre

December 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Training Centre, on the Chinese mainland, is slated to open in 2018.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

December 12, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Do Horses in Mild Climates Need Extra Care During Winter?

December 11, 2017

Not everyone sees snow fly during the winter months, but horses still have seasonal needs that must be met.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Temporary Horse Fencing

December 10, 2017

This portable and cost-effective barrier comes in handy when managing pastures, traveling with horses, and more.... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 1

December 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know before acquiring a free (or nearly free) horse.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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Zebra Stripes, Horseflies, and Optical Illusions

December 04, 2017

Zebra stripes appear to create optical illusions for horseflies and might cause them to avoid approaching altogether.... Read More