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Research on Capsaicin as a Wood Chewing Deterrent

Research on Capsaicin as a Wood Chewing Deterrent

Horse and stable owners are always looking for something that will keep their horses from chewing wood, whether it is the stall, run-in shed or fences. Research from New Zealand accepted for... more »

Mar 25, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

University of Kentucky Study Finds Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

University of Kentucky Study Finds Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

A recent study led by Martin Nielsen, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, found that all veterinary medicine textbooks have misidentified a common equine... more »

Mar 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Food Allergy Testing in Horses

Food Allergy Testing in Horses

Many researchers and veterinarians remain skeptical of blood testing to detect food allergies in horses. One problem: lower concentrations of antibodies responsible for allergic reactions are found in... more »

Mar 23, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Trade vs. Pay on Horse Farms

Trade vs. Pay on Horse Farms

If you're in the horse business, then you're probably in the "innovation" business, too. Thinking of cleaver ways to stretch your dollars has become business as usual so you can... more »

Mar 22, 2015 by in Stable Management

Equine Obesity, the Real Cause and the Real Fix

Equine Obesity, the Real Cause and the Real Fix

Obesity is an epidemic problem with domesticated horses. Although we most easily attribute the problem to overfeeding concentrates combined with too little exercise, the underlying cause is much less... more »

Mar 21, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Organize Your Tack or Feed Room in 30 Minutes

Organize Your Tack or Feed Room in 30 Minutes

Whether you are operating a private stable or running a busy boarding barn, keeping your feed and tack room clean and tidy is important to the health and safety of your horses. more »

Mar 20, 2015 in Barns/Grounds

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Internal parasite control for horses has come a long ways since the early part of the 20th Century. Veterinary texts of the early 1900s recommend concoctions of turpentine or areca palm nuts... more »

Mar 19, 2015 by in Equine Health

Fertilization Tips for Horse Pastures

Fertilization Tips for Horse Pastures

Proper soil fertility is one of the key factors in maximizing forage production in pastures. Soil testing every three years is necessary to identify nutrient deficiencies. While important to supply... more »

Mar 17, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

Ontario Veterinary College graduate student Cristin McCarty is no stranger to joint health issues having to work through her own athletic injuries from rowing. As an avid rider since age five, McCarty... more »

Mar 16, 2015 by in Equine Health

Paying a Salary or by the Hour: What’s the Difference?

Paying a Salary or by the Hour: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between paying a minimum hourly wage and a salary? It basically comes down to this: an "hourly" or "exempt" employee is paid no less than the... more »

Mar 15, 2015 by in Stable Management

Nutrition-Related Stress and Broodmares

Nutrition-Related Stress and Broodmares

Stress can do glorious things, like activate the flight or fight response, enabling you to outrun a cheetah or lift a car with your bare hands. On the flip side, stress can negatively affect... more »

Mar 14, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Research on Bedding Materials; New Material Shows Promise

Research on Bedding Materials; New Material Shows Promise

It can be a challenge to find suitable horse bedding materials that provide higher moisture absorption, acceptable animal comfort, good fertilizer values, and improve indoor environmental... more »

Mar 13, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Research on Herd Rank in Young Horses

Research on Herd Rank in Young Horses

Researchers in the Czech Republic recently studied the factors in influencing dominance position in young horses, with emphasis on the role of the mother. Horses form stable linear dominance... more »

Mar 12, 2015 by in Equine Health

Rein Lameness is Difficult to Diagnose

Rein Lameness is Difficult to Diagnose

"Rein or bridle lameness" is a gait irregularity in which the cause is usually from resistance, not due to pain. It is a regular gait irregularity. It is best seen, perhaps only seen, when the horse... more »

Mar 11, 2015 by in Equine Health

Your Opinion Counts: Take the 2015 Stable Management Fees Survey

Your Opinion Counts: Take the 2015 Stable Management Fees Survey

Calling all farm and stable owners, managers and riding instructors: We need your opinion! You have relied on the annual Salary Survey from Stable Management to give you insights into the business... more »

Mar 09, 2015 by in Stable Management

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