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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the numbers of human cases of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases (TBD) reported each year in the United States (US) have been... more »

May 28, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Buying a Farm Truck

Tips on Buying a Farm Truck

Luckily these days, the horsepower we need to get jobs done on the farm can be provided by the turn of a key on an internal combustion engine rather than hitching up a team of horses. A well-equipped... more »

May 25, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

Five Spring Time Savers for Horse Farms and Stables

Five Spring Time Savers for Horse Farms and Stables

Spring has sprung. Even with longer hours of daylight, there's never enough time to fit in all the work that needs to be done. Try these five timesaver tips to get through your day more... more »

May 24, 2016 by in Stable Management

Generating Additional Revenue With Your Dressage Facility

Generating Additional Revenue With Your Dressage Facility

By default stable managers tend to advertise boarding, training and lesson opportunities in tack rooms and regional horse publications. Advertising in horse related venues means your message is only... more »

May 22, 2016 by in Stable Management

Research Update on Equine Nutrition: Feeding Order and Rates of Intake

Research Update on Equine Nutrition: Feeding Order and Rates of Intake

It is thought that feeding hay before a concentrate meal will slow the rate of grain intake. Researchers at Purina Animal Nutrition recently examined this theory, along with how the time of day and... more »

May 21, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Equine Breeding Industry Updates

Equine Breeding Industry Updates

Some mares with infertility problems have an infection in their uterus that may simmer along without recognition. This hide-and-seek game with dormant bacteria can be difficult to target with... more »

May 19, 2016 by in Equine Health

Horses and Flooded Fields

Horses and Flooded Fields

Editor's note: The following is from our Ask the Expert forum on barns and farm building, with the response by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA, of Animal Arts... more »

May 18, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Bodyweight Estimations for Adult Horses

Bodyweight Estimations for Adult Horses

There is a growing problem in the U.S. of overweight and obese horses. Determining a horse's body weight is important for weight and health management; however, few owners have access to a... more »

May 17, 2016 by in Equine Health

Generating Additional Revenue at an Equine Hunter/Jumper Facility

Generating Additional Revenue at an Equine Hunter/Jumper Facility

Facilities with a discipline specific focus can sometimes find it difficult to discover new revenue opportunities. It takes less effort and time to duplicate what has been done before. But thinking... more »

May 15, 2016 by in Stable Management

Good Things in Small Packages – Equine Stem Cell Therapy

Good Things in Small Packages – Equine Stem Cell Therapy

“It’s approximately four millimeters in diameter,” exclaimed Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Thomas Koch, unable to contain his excitement. The tiny disk of equine cartilage,... more »

May 14, 2016 by in Equine Health

The Perfect Tack Room

The Perfect Tack Room

For busy barns, the tack room can be one of the most important spaces to consider. Here are some great ideas and photos to get you going. more »

May 13, 2016 by in Grooming/Tack

Avoiding an Equine Lameness Exam With a Well-Planned Training Program

The sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the temptation is to launch full-on into your horse-training endeavors. You may have kept fit throughout the winter on the... more »

May 12, 2016 by in Equine Health

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is an annual disease threat to horses in the Gulf and Atlantic Coast states and the Great Lakes region. Occasional cases have been reported as far north as Canada and... more »

May 11, 2016 by in Equine Health

Controlling Nuisance Birds

Controlling Nuisance Birds

Birds are a welcome sight in many settings both for their beauty and for being a predator of pesky, disease-carrying insects. "I have had several nests of birds in the barn loft for years with no... more »

May 11, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Kentucky Mosquitoes

Kentucky Mosquitoes

Kentucky is home to more than 50 species of mosquitoes with a range of breeding sites and survival strategies. Some thrive when above-normal rainfall creates temporary ground pools; others develop in... more »

May 10, 2016 by in Equine Health

  • Katherine Bellissimo Joins Brooke USA Board of Directors

    5/28/2016

    Earlier this year, Mark and Katherine Bellissimo attended a private cocktail reception for Brooke USA, hosted by Brooke USA Ambassador Margaret H. Duprey. Katherine was moved by Brooke USA's mission...

  • Time to Ride Challenge Starts June 1, 2016

    5/27/2016
    Time to Ride Challenge Starts June 1, 2016

    The 2016 Time to Ride Challenge will award a total of $100,000 cash and prizes again, but this year there are even more ways to win! The Challenge begins June 1, so don't delay! Read more...

  • 2016 Live Oak Hounds USPC Foxhunting Challenge Award

    5/27/2016

    The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual Live Oak Hounds USPC Foxhunting Challenge. The Live Oak Challenge is designed to encourage Pony Club...

  • New IEA and USHJA Partner Clinic Series

    5/26/2016

    The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in partnership with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), has created a new horsemanship clinic series called CORE (Cultivating Our...

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