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The Healthy, Older Horse

The Healthy, Older Horse

Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix Quarter Horse I rescued a few years ago. When he came to me, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful... more »

Aug 27, 2015 by in Equine Health

Research: Equine Shade Preference

Research: Equine Shade Preference

Provision of shade is recommended by best practice guidelines for horses living in hot, sunny environments despite a lack of research focused on potential benefits of shade for horses. A previous... more »

Aug 26, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Corn Oil for Horses: Omega 3s and Omega 6s

Corn Oil for Horses: Omega 3s and Omega 6s

In recent years, horse owners have been warned against rushing for the jug of corn oil when a beautiful coat is desired or additional calories for weight gain are needed... more »

Aug 25, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Glanders is a Possible Infectious Threat to Horses

Glanders is a Possible Infectious Threat to Horses

Although not a threat in some major horse-producing countries, including the United States, worldwide cases of the equine infectious disease known as glanders are on the rise. Caused by the bacterium... more »

Aug 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Feeding Changes for Stall-Bound Horses

Feeding Changes for Stall-Bound Horses

Horses tend to be kept in confined spaces following an illness, injury, or surgery that necessitates quiet time. How each horse handles such restricted activity depends largely on the... more »

Aug 23, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Tack Maintenance: How to Wash Leather

Tack Maintenance: How to Wash Leather

Cleaning any type of leather means more than just wiping it off or applying saddle soap. You need to get the leather deep-down clean. more »

Aug 22, 2015 by in Grooming/Tack

Mustang Mania

Mustang Mania

Entering Mustang-gentling challenges can be a wild ride, but it's one worth taking, said these trainers. more »

Aug 21, 2015 by in Stable Management

Research on Hay Preservatives and Horses

Research on Hay Preservatives and Horses

In years when the weather will not cooperate for hay making, it is common for farmers to use preservatives to help prevent mold formation in hay. Researchers have found that when given a choice,... more »

Aug 20, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Morning vs. Afternoon Grazing for Horses

Morning vs. Afternoon Grazing for Horses

Researchers have found that forage nutrition fluctuates during the day, so managers of grazing horses should take this into consideration. more »

Aug 19, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Working Equids in Low-Income Countries, Impact of Infectious Disease

Working Equids in Low-Income Countries, Impact of Infectious Disease

Most of the horses and donkeys in the world live with and work for poor people. The impact of these animals on the lives of poor people is enormous and global. Working equids reduce poverty, provide... more »

Aug 18, 2015 by in Equine Health

Five Management Tips for Overweight Horses

Five Management Tips for Overweight Horses

Providing optimal nutrition for "air ferns," those horses with incredibly efficient metabolisms, challenges even the most dedicated of horse owners. With clear focus on the goal... more »

Aug 17, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Toys for Stall-Bound Horses

Toys for Stall-Bound Horses

Horses that are confined to a stall for any period of time tend to get bored. Horses evolved to roam and locking them into confinement tends to bottle up their energy. Boredom and restlessness can... more »

Aug 16, 2015 by in Equine Health

Research on Equine Neglect Investigations

Research on Equine Neglect Investigations

Every state in the US has regulations prohibiting acts of neglect and cruelty against animals. Local law enforcement and animal control agencies are responsible in many communities to enforce these... more »

Aug 15, 2015 by in Equine Health

Storing Manure on Small Farms

Storing Manure on Small Farms

Small farms can choose to spread or store manure. Most small livestock or horse farms are handling solid manures usually with some form of bedding--straw, wood shavings, sawdust, etc. Rather... more »

Aug 14, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Using Rainwater for Stock Tanks is Not a Good Idea

Using Rainwater for Stock Tanks is Not a Good Idea

Question: Rain barrels are commonly used to collect rainfall for watering ornamentals. What are your thoughts about using gutters and downspouts to catch rainwater in stock tanks with the goal of... more »

Aug 13, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

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