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Where Did All My Money Go?

Where Did All My Money Go?

Are you wondering where all of your money goes by the end of the month? Have you ever done a budget or spending plan and discovered that after all of your monthly bills and expenses, you should have... more »

Apr 02, 2015 by in Stable Management

What Horse Owners Should Know About EHV-1

What Horse Owners Should Know About EHV-1

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) can cause three different forms of disease that include: a respiratory disease (rhinopneumonitis, or sometimes called just rhino) which affects mostly young horses, abortions in... more »

Apr 01, 2015 by in Equine Health

Consider a Sacrifice Lot This Spring To Save Fields

Consider a Sacrifice Lot This Spring To Save Fields

No matter what size of horse farm, utilizing a sacrifice lot for your horse(s) is essential when making the most of resources. A sacrifice lot can simply be defined as a relatively small and... more »

Mar 31, 2015 in Barns/Grounds

Four Tips for Selecting Horse Supplements

Four Tips for Selecting Horse Supplements

Your horse has been a little stiff lately, so off you trot to your local tack shop to pick up a joint supplement. You are immediately faced with dozens of liquids, powders, pellets, and pastes with... more »

Mar 30, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

The Importance of Hiring Documented Horse Farm Workers

The Importance of Hiring Documented Horse Farm Workers

Talk with an equine farm or stable owner about the challenges of doing business today, and you'll likely hear a litany of hardships as costs continue to rise across the board. And you'll... more »

Mar 29, 2015 by in Stable Management

Shivers Info from the University of Minnesota Equine Center

Shivers Info from the University of Minnesota Equine Center

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 »

Mar 28, 2015 in Equine Health

Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Are you adding a supplement to your horse's diet that contains iron? You may want to consider changing it if your horse is overweight, diagnosed with insulin resistance, or suffers from equine... more »

Mar 27, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Research on Capsaicin as a Wood Chewing Deterrent

Research on Capsaicin as a Wood Chewing Deterrent

Horse and stable owners are always looking for something that will keep their horses from chewing wood, whether it is the stall, run-in shed or fences. Research from New Zealand accepted for... more »

Mar 25, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

University of Kentucky Study Finds Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

University of Kentucky Study Finds Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

A recent study led by Martin Nielsen, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, found that all veterinary medicine textbooks have misidentified a common equine... more »

Mar 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Food Allergy Testing in Horses

Food Allergy Testing in Horses

Many researchers and veterinarians remain skeptical of blood testing to detect food allergies in horses. One problem: lower concentrations of antibodies responsible for allergic reactions are found in... more »

Mar 23, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Trade vs. Pay on Horse Farms

Trade vs. Pay on Horse Farms

If you're in the horse business, then you're probably in the "innovation" business, too. Thinking of cleaver ways to stretch your dollars has become business as usual so you can... more »

Mar 22, 2015 by in Stable Management

Equine Obesity, the Real Cause and the Real Fix

Equine Obesity, the Real Cause and the Real Fix

Obesity is an epidemic problem with domesticated horses. Although we most easily attribute the problem to overfeeding concentrates combined with too little exercise, the underlying cause is much less... more »

Mar 21, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Organize Your Tack or Feed Room in 30 Minutes

Organize Your Tack or Feed Room in 30 Minutes

Whether you are operating a private stable or running a busy boarding barn, keeping your feed and tack room clean and tidy is important to the health and safety of your horses. more »

Mar 20, 2015 in Barns/Grounds

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Fecal Egg Counts for Your Herd

Internal parasite control for horses has come a long ways since the early part of the 20th Century. Veterinary texts of the early 1900s recommend concoctions of turpentine or areca palm nuts... more »

Mar 19, 2015 by in Equine Health

Fertilization Tips for Horse Pastures

Fertilization Tips for Horse Pastures

Proper soil fertility is one of the key factors in maximizing forage production in pastures. Soil testing every three years is necessary to identify nutrient deficiencies. While important to supply... more »

Mar 17, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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