Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

Here, the gullet is too narrow, the saddle tips forwards and bounces up and down, and the saddle is slipping to the right.

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Assessing Saddle Fit in Sport Horses

November 02, 2015

Dr. Sue Dyson shares her tips for ensuring your horse's saddle fits well and doesn't interfere with his performance.... Read More

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November KENA Meeting to Focus on Building Equine Businesses

October 29, 2015

The meeting will be held Nov. 17 at Fasig-Tipton and is open to both equine professionals and horse owners.... Read More

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UKAg's Barrett Fills Unique Role as EPA Liaison

October 25, 2015

Michael Barrett, MS, PhD, is the Weed Science Society of America's liaison to the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs.... Read More

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Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

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Help for a Girthy Horse

October 08, 2015

Do you have a cinchy horse? Follow this step-by-step advice to modify his behavior. ... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians

October 08, 2015

Proposed legislation would shield the veterinarians from liability if they report suspected cases of animal abuse. ... Read More

The study used a mechanical horse to measure the rein pressure applied by riders.

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Rider Handedness Affects Rein Tension

October 07, 2015

Average rein tensions in riders' dominant hands were 34-45% greater than in their nondominant hands, a study found.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

Horses wearing blankets in field.

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Poll Recap: Blanket Planning

October 06, 2015

Of the 1,401 respondents, 1,021 people (73%) said their horses will wear a blanket at some point this fall and winter.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.

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When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Yawn During Bridling?

October 01, 2015

What happens before bridling might hold a clue as to why this horse yawns when facing his bridle.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Hauling Options

September 22, 2015

The majority of poll respondents (74%) said they own their own horse trailer. ... Read More

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Equine Influenza Hits Malaysia

September 17, 2015

Officials believe international horse transport is behind the country's first influenza outbreak in nearly 40 years.... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Collections

September 15, 2015

Of the 1,337 respondents, 931 (69%) said they currently own one to four saddles. ... Read More

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Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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All-Natural Options for Weed Control

September 10, 2015

Here's how to help your pasture outcompete weeds so you can avoid using toxic herbicides.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Say 'Yes' to Professional Saddle Fit

September 08, 2015

Of the 843 respondents, 393 (47%) said they've had a professional saddle fitter evaluate their horses and tack.... Read More

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tack Cleaning

September 01, 2015

Of the 870 respondents, 298 (34%) said they clean their horses' tack a few times per year. ... Read More