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Tractor Maintenance

Tractor Maintenance

It's time to give the hardest worker at your farm a little TLC. Taking care of your tractor will result in great performance. more »

Sep 30, 2017 by in Farm Equipment

Collection of Horse Farm Maintenance Tips

Collection of Horse Farm Maintenance Tips

There is always more to do around a horse facility than there is time to do it. On top of the "gotta do that now" list is the ongoing maintenance needs of any farm or stable. We have collected three... more »

Oct 01, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Study on High Fat and Low Starch Diets and their Effects on Muscle Cramping

Study on High Fat and Low Starch Diets and their Effects on Muscle Cramping

This study was designed to determine the effects of three rations (low grain, fat, high grain) on plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent... more »

Sep 29, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Finding the Right Trailer for Your Horse

Finding the Right Trailer for Your Horse

You're committed. You took the plunge. You have bought your first show horse and are now ready to reach your goals together. The trailer you currently have suited your other horse just fine, but... more »

Sep 28, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Vaccination Reactions in Horses

Most of the time, vaccines are given to horses with no ill effect and no sign that the horse even received an injection. But on occasion, some horses demonstrate mild to moderate reactions to specific... more »

Sep 27, 2016 by in Equine Health

A Collection of Clutter Busters for the Barn

A Collection of Clutter Busters for the Barn

With the number of horses and humans around a boarding stable, there always seems to be "things" that either are not in their "place," or don't have a "place" where they belong... more »

Sep 26, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Mid-Size Tractors on Horse Farms

Mid-Size Tractors on Horse Farms

Sometimes you need a little more tractor "horse power" in order to get jobs done around your equine facility. more »

Sep 25, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

UK Gluck Center Develops Novel Equine Arteritis Virus Test

UK Gluck Center Develops Novel Equine Arteritis Virus Test

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a novel test to determine the likelihood of a long-term equine arteritis virus carrier state in stallions. Gluck Center faculty... more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Equine Health

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Management strategies for horses with respiratory disease include soaking hay prior to feeding. Hay steaming is an alternative to this practice; however, little is known about its impact on forage... more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Horse Trailer Safety Check

Horse Trailer Safety Check

Checking your trailer before you haul helps prevent roadside problems. By reducing trailer hazards, you improve the horses’ comfort and chances for a safe arrival. more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

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 »

Sep 23, 2016 by in Equine Health

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Avoid Deterioration of Stall Mats

Question: I have some stalls that were professionally matted over crushed rock about 20 years ago and some that were done about three years ago. The older ones are beginning to get bedding in under them... more »

Sep 22, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

USRider: Reminder to Locate Special Keys for Spare Tires

USRider: Reminder to Locate Special Keys for Spare Tires

We've all been there. Stuck on the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, with a flat tire. As equestrians, this situation is especially stressful when your sidekick is not a fan of... more »

Sep 21, 2016 by in Stable Management

Marketing For Profit: Facebook as a Marketing Tool

Marketing For Profit: Facebook as a Marketing Tool

Are you using Facebook as part of your stable's marketing plan? If so, maintaining your presence is more than posting updates. A good Facebook page engages the public, responds to... more »

Sep 20, 2016 by in Stable Management

Hosting an Equine-Themed Wedding

Hosting an Equine-Themed Wedding

Looking for ways to increase revenue at your stable? Increasing the number of horses boarded on the property or expanding the lesson program may not be feasible options.  Have you considered... more »

Sep 19, 2016 by in Stable Management

 


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