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 Ten Hot-Weather Tips for Horses from Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

Ten Hot-Weather Tips for Horses from Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

Summer is a great time to ride, but summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress may cause diarrhea, or even colic. Following... more »

Jun 22, 2016 by in Equine Health

Traveling with an Older Horse

Traveling with an Older Horse

He's an old friend. A companion you've had for years with whom you have overcome challenges that have made you the team you are today. The aging process affects all horses, especially... more »

Jun 21, 2016 by in Equine Health

Insecticides and Repellents for External Parasite Control

Insecticides and Repellents for External Parasite Control

There are many ways to protect your horses against external parasites, but one of the most common is to use insecticides or repellents on the animal. Following is information about the different main classifications of insecticides and repellents... more »

Jun 20, 2016 by in Fly Control

Drugs for Inflammation Control in Horses

Drugs for Inflammation Control in Horses

Inflammation occurs due to a complex cascade of chemical mediators that are released in response to irritation or injury in the tissues. One group of such potent mediators is known as prostaglandins.... more »

Jun 19, 2016 by in Equine Health

How Can I Get Hot Water in My Horse Barn?

How Can I Get Hot Water in My Horse Barn?

What would be required to add a hot water heater to our barn so we can have warm water in the barn year-round? more »

Jun 18, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

University of Kentucky Addresses Myths About Horse Hay

University of Kentucky Addresses Myths About Horse Hay

To improve our collective knowledge about hay selection, we’ve debunked the following common myths about hay for horses... more »

Jun 17, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Matching Your Trailer with Your Horse

Matching Your Trailer with Your Horse

Entering into close, dark spaces can spook the most stalwart horses, yet we expect them to step into a trailer without missing a beat. Fortunately, thanks to today's design and material... more »

Jun 16, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Biosecurity for Horse Owners Away and at Home

Biosecurity for Horse Owners Away and at Home

You know how you feel when you are in a close space with someone coughing and sneezing nearby? Do you ever wonder to yourself why that person didn't just stay home? Similarly, you probably want... more »

Jun 15, 2016 by in Equine Health

Beware of Poison Ivy

Beware of Poison Ivy

Many horse farms fight an annual battle with poison ivy, especially in the eastern part of the county. And even if you don't have it on your property or you live in another area of the country... more »

Jun 14, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

"Green" Tips for Horse Farms

"Green" Tips for Horse Farms

Horse farms are often considered one of the most "green" businesses. We don't spray a lot of pesticides or spread undue amounts of fertilizer. We seldom till up the land, leading to... more »

Jun 13, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Icing Tips for Inflammation Control

Icing Tips for Inflammation Control

With inflammation comes an increase in blood vessel permeability, and that brings more tissue "fluid" to the area to cause swelling. The use of cryotherapy (icing), particularly in the... more »

Jun 12, 2016 by in Equine Health

Electric Fence Safety for Horses

Electric Fence Safety for Horses

Editor's note: Animal Arts provides answers to your questions about building and construction around equine facilities in the Ask the Expert: Barns and Farm Building forum. You can post questions to... more »

Jun 11, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

My Horse is Gaining Weight on Free Choice Forage! Why Isn’t It Working?

My Horse is Gaining Weight on Free Choice Forage! Why Isn’t It Working?

True, gradual weight loss can be achieved by creating an environment that allows horses to eat and behave in sync with their normal instincts. Hormones such as insulin, cortisol, and leptin are in... more »

Jun 10, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Use Caution When Using Rye Straw for Bedding for Horses

Use Caution When Using Rye Straw for Bedding for Horses

Due to a shortage of wheat straw in the United States, more and more equine operations are switching to rye straw for bedding. According to experts at the University of Kentucky's College of... more »

Jun 09, 2016 by in Equine Health

Navajo Student Helps Launch CSU Vet Program in His Home Community

Navajo Student Helps Launch CSU Vet Program in His Home Community

Colorado State University veterinary students on Monday began essential animal-care instruction for high-schoolers in the Navajo Nation, equipping teenagers with basic veterinary skills in a region... more »

Jun 08, 2016 by in Stable Management

 


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