Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Poll Recap: Horses Living with Livestock

May 31, 2016

Of the 362 respondents, 137 (38%) said they own or keep other types of livestock in addition to horses.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky

May 23, 2016

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Tax on Horse Sales Proposed in Oklahoma

May 13, 2016

Oklahoma currently levies a sales tax of 8.357% on livestock, but horse sales are exempt.... Read More

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Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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AHC Announces Speakers for 2016 Issues Forum

May 10, 2016

The forum will feature several members of Congress in line with the theme of "Putting More Horsepower in Congress."... Read More

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Spring Cleaning Your Feed Room

May 09, 2016

Save time and money by giving your feed room a good spring cleaning with these tips.... Read More

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Study: Nosebands Can Cause Horses Stress

May 09, 2016

Signs of stress dissipated as soon as the crank nosebands came off, suggesting that the horses' welfare was compromised.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Online Tool to Help Make Farms Safer

May 07, 2016

Scandinavian researchers created a stable management tool designed to keep both horses and humans as safe as possible.... Read More

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Recycling on the Farm

May 06, 2016

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More

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BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

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How to Sell Your Used Saddle in 7 Simple Steps

May 06, 2016

Selling a saddle takes preparation, timing, patience, and a little luck. Here are seven tips to help with the process.... Read More

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Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

May 05, 2016

An equine behavior expert addresses a question about two geldings with very different poop patterns. ... Read More

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fly Masked-Marauders

May 03, 2016

Of the 661 respondents, 466 (70%) said their horses wear fly masks regularly during the spring and summer. ... Read More

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Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

April 29, 2016

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. ... Read More

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Can Stalled Stallions Interact Socially?

April 29, 2016

Stallions with access to each other through stall walls interacted frequently with a "surprisingly low" injury rate.... Read More

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Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 28, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Group or Individual Horse Housing: Which is Less Stressful?

April 28, 2016

Horses in the group housing situation had fewer stress indicators than those stalled individually, researchers found.... Read More