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Your "Other" Animals and Wildlife on the Farm

Since the majority of horse and farm owners have other four-legged pets, we wanted to share this article from M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, on behalf of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. There... more »

Apr 22, 2015 in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Managing Thin, Older Horses

Tips on Managing Thin, Older Horses

Although many older horses sustain good body condition and health on normal maintenance rations, other horses may lose weight, especially in severe weather, by the time they reach about 20 years old.... more »

Apr 21, 2015 by in Equine Health

Laser Treatments Increase Equine Ophthalmology Offerings

Laser Treatments Increase Equine Ophthalmology Offerings

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital recently acquired equipment that has increased its service offerings for equine ophthalmology patients. The semiconductor diode laser device allows... more »

Apr 20, 2015 by in Equine Health

Small Business Loans for Women

Small Business Loans for Women

There is a lot of money to be had for small-business development in the U.S., with banks, the government and private lenders making loan promises. Women-owned businesses have traditionally had less... more »

Apr 19, 2015 by in Stable Management

Horses Prefer Tastes They are Used To

Horses Prefer Tastes They are Used To

Whether they are ill or just plain old finicky, horses that have a decreased intake of food or water are at risk for colic. One potential way to encourage feed and water intake, and even facilitate... more »

Apr 18, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Social Separation and Training Research

Social Separation and Training Research

The intensity with which a horse responds to separation from its group and subsequently to being alone is relevant for both horse and handler safety. Identification of training methods that may reduce... more »

Apr 17, 2015 by in Equine Health

Misconceptions in Selecting Forage for Horses

Misconceptions in Selecting Forage for Horses

Forage, in the form of hay or pasture, is the primary ingredient in the diet for most horses. Horses can consume many different varieties of high-quality forage, both alfalfa and grasses, without any... more »

Apr 16, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 Equine Researchers Investigating Silicate Associated Osteoporosis

Equine Researchers Investigating Silicate Associated Osteoporosis

Equine researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine need your help in investigating a devastating disease in horses--Silicate Associated... more »

Apr 15, 2015 by in Equine Health

Body Weight Estimation Research and App

Body Weight Estimation Research and App

Excessive body weight has become a major health issue in the equine industry. The objectives of the study, conducted at he University of Minnesota, were to determine if the addition of neck... more »

Apr 14, 2015 by in Equine Health

New Research in Sudden Changes in Horse Diets

New Research in Sudden Changes in Horse Diets

Although the equine digestive tract is exquisitely sensitive, it adapts surprisingly well to sudden changes in diet, said researchers from New Zealand. “It is widely accepted that the... more »

Apr 13, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Safety Recommendations You Can Use for Your Stable

Safety Recommendations You Can Use for Your Stable

If you talk to emergency room doctors, they will remind you that horse accidents are among the top reason for injuries they attend. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) monitors... more »

Apr 12, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership Helps Female Entrepreneurs

SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership Helps Female Entrepreneurs

Come April 15 each year, when you take a look at your tax return and sigh, realize your federal taxes are paying for a lot more government services than you realize, and it's up to you to take... more »

Apr 11, 2015 by in Stable Management

Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

After a long, snowy winter in many parts of the country, people and horses alike are eager to get out and enjoy spring warmth and sunshine. Pastures are greening up, and it's time for horse... more »

Apr 10, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Research on Ideal Weight Load for Horses

Research on Ideal Weight Load for Horses

There has been considerable discussion regarding the ideal weight load (rider and tack) of horses and ponies. In a study conducted at Kitasato University in Japan, researchers aimed... more »

Apr 09, 2015 by in Equine Health

A Collection of Spring Stable Tips

A Collection of Spring Stable Tips

We wanted to bring you a collection of tips for spring from the archives of StableManagement.com. Whether you are trying to spruce up, clean up, build, work more efficiently, or are worried about... more »

Apr 08, 2015 by in Stable Management

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