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 Sugar Promotes Chronic Inflammation

Sugar Promotes Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation. The very word triggers images of pain, redness and swelling. But in the case of injury or infection, acute inflammation is actually a beneficial means of restoring the body to health.... more »

Jun 30, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Five Tips for Feeding Horses to Reveal Dapples

Five Tips for Feeding Horses to Reveal Dapples

A gleaming coat reflects fine health and well-being among horses and ponies. Grooming intensity and frequency as well as nutritional status are two obvious explanations for a top-notch hair coat. In... more »

Jun 29, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Manure Removal from Horse Pastures

Manure Removal from Horse Pastures

Have you ever counted how many piles of manure your horse generates each day? Most horses defecate between 8-14 piles a day, give or take. Consider this quantity spread across your pasture over many... more »

Jun 28, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

Starting a 4-H Club

Starting a 4-H Club

Editor's note: While the following information is from Michigan State University, all states have 4-H organizations and many extension offices work closely with 4-H youth programs. Learning more about... more »

Jun 27, 2015 by in Stable Management

Understand Summer Insects Around Your Farm

Understand Summer Insects Around Your Farm

With the heat and humidity of summer come an abundance of bugs, including several types of flies, ticks and stinging pests. more »

Jun 26, 2015 by in Fly Control

8 Biosecurity Recommendations for Horse Show Season

8 Biosecurity Recommendations for Horse Show Season

As we enter into horse show season and County Fairs, it is critical to practice biosecurity. Here are eight biosecurity tips: 1. Work with your veterinarian to ensure horses are current with... more »

Jun 25, 2015 by in Equine Health

Reproductive Leptospirosis

Reproductive Leptospirosis

Pathogenic leptospires are zoonotic, spirochete bacteria. They have a world-wide distribution, and can infect a wide variety of species. Leptospires are most commonly maintained in the urinary tract... more »

Jun 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Your Performance Horse Logbook

Your Performance Horse Logbook

In the 21st Century we have many gadgets and gizmos to help us in our daily work around the farm or stable. Apps and mobile devices that are always at hand can help us record anything--written or... more »

Jun 23, 2015 by in Stable Management

Equine Nutrition: Horse Owners Note Top Concerns

Equine Nutrition: Horse Owners Note Top Concerns

If you ask a group of equine nutritionists and veterinarians, they will tell you nutrition-related disorders are on the rise, largely due to overfeeding. One recent survey* concurred, identifying the... more »

Jun 22, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Uncommon Internal Parasites

Uncommon Internal Parasites

Besides the common internal parasites that affect your horse --ascarids, small and large strongyles, and tapeworms--there are a number of internal parasites that are also worthy of... more »

Jun 21, 2015 by in Equine Health

Research: Nonstructural Carbohydrate Intake on Glycogen Repletion After Intense Exercise

Research: Nonstructural Carbohydrate Intake on Glycogen Repletion After Intense Exercise

Muscle glycogen is a potentially limiting substrate for horses during intense exercise. Low-starch, high-fat concentrates have become popular for performance horses, but their effect on muscle... more »

Jun 20, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Plants to Avoid In Your Horse Farm Landscaping

Plants to Avoid In Your Horse Farm Landscaping

Many people landscape their homes and farms to improve the aesthetics of the property. Unfortunately, many of those attractive plants are toxic to horses. more »

Jun 18, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

'Heart Attacks' and Heart Disease in Horses

'Heart Attacks' and Heart Disease in Horses

The cardiovascular system, which is composed of the heart and blood vessels, is essential for the distribution of oxygen, nutrients, and other critical components to all organs throughout the... more »

Jun 17, 2015 by in Equine Health

8 Biosecurity Tips for Horse Show Season

8 Biosecurity Tips for Horse Show Season

As we enter into horse show season and County Fairs, it is critical to practice biosecurity. Here are 8 biosecurity tips: 1. Work with your veterinarian to ensure horses are current with recommended... more »

Jun 16, 2015 by in Equine Health

Feeding Supplemental Fat to Horses

Feeding Supplemental Fat to Horses

The horse evolved as a grazing animal that escaped predators by flight and adapted to an almost constant supply of forage, which was predominantly digested in the hindgut. Today the horse is expected... more »

Jun 15, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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