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Equine Facilitated Learning Affects Adolescent Cortisol Levels

Equine Facilitated Learning Affects Adolescent Cortisol Levels

For those of you who work with kids and horses, this research will come as no surprise to you. Three years ago the National Institutes of Health offered the challenge--and funding--to researchers... more »

Nov 27, 2014 by in Stable Management

The Overweight Horse Who Won’t Stop Eating; Leptin Resistance is the Key!

The Overweight Horse Who Won’t Stop Eating; Leptin Resistance is the Key!

Your horse is overweight. You've been told to feed him a lot less hay and you're desperately trying to do the right thing. But it won't work! It won't work for your horse any... more »

Nov 26, 2014 by in Equine Health

Drugs and Your Horse The Dangers of Medicating

Drugs and Your Horse The Dangers of Medicating

In the management of horse health, injuries and disease, conscientious horse owners would never put their horse at risk; however, improper use of some commonly administered equine drugs can impact the... more »

Nov 25, 2014 by in Equine Health

Glucosamine Research Shows Postive Potential

Glucosamine Research Shows Postive Potential

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degradation of articular cartilage that is a common cause of lameness for athletic horses. Oral supplementation of compounds that prevent cartilage degradation or... more »

Nov 24, 2014 by in Equine Health

Protecting Wood Fencing from Chewing Horses

Protecting Wood Fencing from Chewing Horses

Many horses chew wood fencing, especially when confined in small areas, and can destroy a fence very quickly. Some owners apply foul-tasting coatings to try to deter chewing, but there are... more »

Nov 23, 2014 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 »

Nov 22, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Fight The Cold: Feeding During Winter

Fight The Cold: Feeding During Winter

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below what is necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their... more »

Nov 21, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Veterinarians and Vaccinations; Why Your Horse Needs Both

Veterinarians and Vaccinations; Why Your Horse Needs Both

The old saying, “An ounce of prevention goes a long way” couldn’t apply more to your horse and their vaccinations. Today’s vaccines are very effective at protecting horses... more »

Nov 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

How to Host a Holiday Open House

How to Host a Holiday Open House

People are already thinking of Christmas and the holiday season, which means they are looking for that "perfect" gift for a child, grandchild, parent, spouse, or best friend. Most people don't think... more »

Nov 19, 2014 by in Stable Management

Findings Could Prove Helpful In Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

Findings Could Prove Helpful In Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

One cannot help but get excited about the possibilities for electroarthrography (EAG) as a diagnostic tool after speaking with Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Mark Hurtig. He is... more »

Nov 18, 2014 by in Equine Health

Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse

Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse

All the horses in the barn get the same amount of feed every day; it makes feeding time much simpler. The warmbloods look super. Their weight is good, and their coats are gleaming. However, the one... more »

Nov 17, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Fencing in Difficult Terrain

Fencing in Difficult Terrain

Building fence can be a challenge in rocky, frozen or swampy ground when it's impossible to dig post holes efficiently, or set posts with a tractor-mounted post-pounder. Michael Thomas... more »

Nov 16, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

NSC and ACTH, Double Trouble in the Fall

NSC and ACTH, Double Trouble in the Fall

Horses are more likely to suffer from laminitis in the fall than any other time of year. Two reasons--high NSC (non-structural carbohydrates) from cooler nighttime temperatures and increased... more »

Nov 15, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Do you worry about being able to make the minimum monthly payment on all your debts? An ideal debt-to-income ratio should be 15% or less. Ratios between 15% and 20% may lead... more »

Nov 14, 2014 by in Stable Management

Masters in Manure

Masters in Manure

A 1,000-pound horse will produce 35-50 pounds of manure alone on a daily basis. A ton of horse manure will contain 7-12 pound of nitrogen, 3-6 pounds of phosphorous, and 3-9 pounds of potassium.... more »

Nov 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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