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The Secret to Healthy Horses? Keep It Simple!

The Secret to Healthy Horses? Keep It Simple!

We know they're out there. Horses who are enjoying life. Horses who are brimming with health--strong muscles, shiny coats, hard hooves, good digestion, normal metabolism, strong immune... more »

Aug 04, 2015 by in Equine Health

USRider: A Look at Horse Trailer Accidents (Part 1 of 2)

USRider: A Look at Horse Trailer Accidents (Part 1 of 2)

Summer: the time of year equestrians of all disciplines travel cross country to their favorite show or trailhead. While we all try to drive as carefully as possible, sometimes just driving safely... more »

Aug 03, 2015 by in Farm Equipment

Stalled Horses: Changes in Feeding

Stalled Horses: Changes in Feeding

Editor's note: In August we are offering a weekly series of articles on horses on stall rest to help those owners and managers faced with this dilemma. No matter the cause, there are some basic steps... more »

Aug 02, 2015 in Equine Health

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

Ontario Veterinary College, graduate student, Cristin McCarty is no stranger to joint health issues having to work through her own athletic injuries from rowing. As an avid rider since age 5,... more »

Aug 01, 2015 by in Equine Health

Equine Industry Poised for Growth,Third American Horse Publications Survey Shows

Equine Industry Poised for Growth,Third American Horse Publications Survey Shows

The equine industry has found stability and shows positive signs of growth, especially among young adult horse owners and event participants, according to results of a survey by American Horse... more »

Jul 31, 2015 by in Stable Management

Change is Not Easy

Change is Not Easy

We all have concerns or bad habits in our lives that could use some sprucing up or renovation. One of the first steps when you are considering making a change is to look at the areas of your life that... more »

Jul 31, 2015 by in Stable Management

Dr. Getty Reminds You: Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

Dr. Getty Reminds You: Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

And you should pay attention to this because… For digested material to exit, it has to actually defy gravity! To process food, the cecum contracts to push the contents out the top. To do this... more »

Jul 30, 2015 by in Equine Health

Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update: January 1993-April 2015

Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update: January 1993-April 2015

Tyzzer's disease was originally described in mice in 1917, and since then has been diagnosed in multiple species of domestic animals and wildlife worldwide. Tyzzer's disease is highly... more »

Jul 29, 2015 by in Equine Health

Pasture and Hay for Underweight Horses

Pasture and Hay for Underweight Horses

Credit: Thinkstock A well-maintained, lush pasture can be a nutritional paradise for an underweight horse, offering plenty of energy and other nutrients to fuel weight gain and boost... more »

Jul 28, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Please Help Us with Stable Management's School Horse Survey

Please Help Us with Stable Management's School Horse Survey

Stable Management encourages our readers to let us know topics they are interested in learning more about through surveys, our Forums and by direct contact. In addition to our annual Salary Survey, we... more »

Jul 27, 2015 by in Stable Management

Feeding Horses with HYPP

Feeding Horses with HYPP

Clinical signs of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a metabolic disease characterized by muscle twitching and trembling, coincide with excessive potassium concentrations in the blood.... more »

Jul 27, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Other Drought Risks for Horses: Toxicity and Sand Colic

Other Drought Risks for Horses: Toxicity and Sand Colic

With water deficits come some unexpected consequences. Hay may be at a premium and you may be inclined to feed less of it and/or use hay substitutes (discussed in another segment). Horses like to chew... more »

Jul 26, 2015 by in Equine Health

If You Hear Thunder, You and Your Horses Are At Risk

If You Hear Thunder, You and Your Horses Are At Risk

Let's just jump to the bottom line: If you hear thunder you (and your horse) can be struck by lightning. Summer is the long-awaited horseback riding, horse event, and trail riding season... more »

Jul 25, 2015 by in Equine Health

Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

Atopic dermatitis, defined as an allergic reaction to environmental allergens (pollens, barn dust, molds, etc.), is probably more common in horses than currently reported. It may be seasonal or, in... more »

Jul 24, 2015 by in Equine Health

Research on Weight Gain in Foals on Pasture

Research on Weight Gain in Foals on Pasture

Researchers from the University of Kentucky have shown that pasture growing conditions can influence average daily gain (ADG) in foals. A group of 320 Thoroughbred foals were regularly weighed... more »

Jul 23, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

  • 2015 Ariat Win A Grant Winners Announced

    8/4/2015

    Three deserving equine charities were selected by random draw as the winners of the 2015 Win A Grant program thanks to the dedication of three volunteers and Ariat International, the sponsor of the...

  • PATH Intl. Conference Offers Introduction to EAAT

    8/4/2015

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) has grown in popularity as its benefits are highlighted in events and news stories across the country and around the world. The timing is perfect for...

  • Bill to Allow State and Tribal Management of Wild Horses Introduced

    8/3/2015

    On July 22, 2015, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) re-introduced the Wild Horse Oversight Act (H.R. 3172) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a Senate version of the bill (S. 1845). The...

  • SmartPak Hits The Road, Again!

    8/3/2015

    For those who have always wanted to meet a SmartPak representative in person--now is the chance! From now until the end of the year, SmartPakers will be continuing their travels across the...

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