Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

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Study: Manage Manure to Reduce House Fly Populations

November 02, 2016

Understanding how house flies reproduce in manure can result in fewer house flies in your barn and its surroundings.... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Grass Guides: Timothy

October 29, 2016

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses.... Read More

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Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More

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Making it Legal: Equine Lease, Sales, and Boarding Contracts

October 27, 2016

Getting any horse agreement in writing can help you avoid a trip to court. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Yoho Urges Soring Rule Approval Before Administration Change

October 27, 2016

Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) is the primary sponsor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act in the current Congress.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Bedding Choices

October 25, 2016

Of the 1,087 respondents, 559 (51%) said they use wood shavings or chips to bed their horses' stalls.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More

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10 Horse Sales Fraud Warning Signs

October 21, 2016

Learn how to protect yourself when buying your next horse with these tips from an experienced equine-industry attorney.... Read More

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Infographic: Sweet Itch in Horses

October 20, 2016

Do you have an itchy horse? Learn more about insect bite hypersensitivity with our visual guide!... Read More

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Poll Recap: Boarding and Riding Horses During Winter

October 18, 2016

Of the 1,300 respondents, 558 people (43%) said they keep their horse at home, where they do not have an indoor arena.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

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

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Managing Small Horse Pastures

October 17, 2016

Proper management of pastures on small acreage can mean better grazing for your horses and reduced hay costs.... Read More

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Woman Dies After Exposure to Sick Horse

October 15, 2016

Cultures from both human and horse tested positive for S. equi spp zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Unbridled Discomfort

October 12, 2016

My horse is "reverse bridle shy." What can I do to help this habit?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More

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Peterson Named UK Ag Equine Programs Director

October 11, 2016

Mick Peterson, MS, PhD, an authority on racing and equestrian surfaces, will begin his new role in January 2017.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More

The red imported fire ant is red to brown with a black abdomen.

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Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

October 07, 2016

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. ... Read More

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Horse Sellers' Disclosure Obligation

October 06, 2016

What behavioral or health information do you need to share when selling a horse?... Read More

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The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

October 06, 2016

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. ... Read More

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Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More