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Keeping Horses Comfortable During Winter Travel

Keeping Horses Comfortable During Winter Travel

Winter travel for horse owners creates a fear of trailering due to the lack of confidence as to whether or not our horse is comfortable. While we have the amenity of a heated vehicle and some of us... more »

Dec 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Research Delves into Show Jumper Diets

Research Delves into Show Jumper Diets

In the wild, horses spend the bulk of each day grazing, picking and choosing what they will consume to balance out their own diet. Domesticated horses, on the other hand, are at the mercy of their... more »

Dec 15, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Advantages of Field Hay Feeders

Advantages of Field Hay Feeders

Throwing hay on the ground typically creates a lot of wastage as the horses trample it into the dirt making it unpalatable and/or the wind blows loose hay away. Confining hay within a safe feeder can... more »

Dec 14, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

For most of the United States, winter came early this year. According to The Weather Channel, since mid-November there have been more than 400 cold and record-breaking lows covering 43 states. With... more »

Dec 13, 2014 by in Stable Management

Second Careers for Racehorses: The Transition from Racetrack to Ribbons

Second Careers for Racehorses: The Transition from Racetrack to Ribbons

Many ex-racehorses are finding second careers once their racing days are over, thanks to the ever-increasing awareness of what these multi-talented athletes can do off the track. As a result of this... more »

Dec 12, 2014 by in Equine Health

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

Three Tips on Email and Texting Etiquette

If you don't have an email list and cell phone number for your clients and potential clients, then you are missing the boat on expanding your communication with your customers. But even in this day and age... more »

Dec 11, 2014 by in Stable Management

Twin Reduction, Management and Results

Twin Reduction, Management and Results

With breeding season fast approaching, I’ve been given the opportunity to discuss one of the common reproductive procedures performed on mares: twin reduction. Twins are a common occurrence in our practice... more »

Dec 10, 2014 by in Equine Health

Nutritional Requirements of Horses Change in Winter

Nutritional Requirements of Horses Change in Winter

In parts of the world where winter is approaching, owners need to think about how their horses' daily nutritional requirements will change, and how to adapt management practices so they will... more »

Dec 09, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

University of Minnesota Delves into Shivers in Horses

University of Minnesota Delves into Shivers in Horses

Shivers (also called shivering) is a chronic hind limb movement disorder that has been reported to affect horses for over a century. The term shivers comes from the... more »

Dec 08, 2014 in Equine Health

Feeding Hay on Ground vs. Feeder

Feeding Hay on Ground vs. Feeder

When feeding horses, there seems to be two differing philosophies: One is to encourage eating off the ground, while the other presents hay in a feeder system that elevates it to at least chest... more »

Dec 07, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

USDA 2012 Census of Ag Available

USDA 2012 Census of Ag Available

The horse industry has never done a good job of tracking the number of equids that are in our country. There have been a variety of surveys by private, industry and governmental agencies over the... more »

Dec 05, 2014 by in Stable Management

Get Ready for 2015!

Get Ready for 2015!

This year is quickly coming to an end, which means if you haven't already prepared and planned for 2015, now is the time to do it! more »

Dec 03, 2014 by in Stable Management

Researchers Investigate Equine Obesity Using Molecular Biology

Researchers Investigate Equine Obesity Using Molecular Biology

Obesity isn't just a problem in humans, cats and dogs. It is also a widespread issue affecting horses and ponies in industrialized nations, and is sometimes considered a welfare... more »

Dec 02, 2014 by in Equine Health

Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

Winter Driving Tips for Horse Owners

Winter is coming. For some of us winter is already here! USRider reminds everyone who travels with horses to be careful, and to invest time performing routine preventative trailer maintenance to... more »

Dec 01, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Types of Hay Feeders for Horses

Types of Hay Feeders for Horses

Feeding systems for horses are as varied as one's imagination. You've probably seen a number of feeders ranging in style from standard hay racks attached to the wall that are used in... more »

Nov 30, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

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