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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 »

May 03, 2016 by in Equine Health

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 »

May 02, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Predator Wasps for Horse Farm Fly Control

Predator Wasps for Horse Farm Fly Control

Biological insect control has received great acclaim in recent years as a means of avoiding the use of chemicals in the environment. One such "green" strategy is the use of predator wasps... more »

May 01, 2016 by in Fly Control

Three Tips to Get Projects Done

Three Tips to Get Projects Done

Are there projects you would like to get done, but they never seem to make it to the top of your To-Do list, much less get finished? Want to give your tack room a thorough cleaning? Need to get your... more »

Apr 30, 2016 by in Stable Management

Hard-to-Fit Horses and Saddle Fitting

Hard-to-Fit Horses and Saddle Fitting

As equine professionals, you’ve had more than a few horses in your life that have been hard to fit when it comes to tack. Arabian trees are too narrow, Quarter Horse trees are too wide, the widest tree you can find is just not wide enough... more »

Apr 29, 2016 by in Grooming/Tack

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Ever been told that your horse has a hay belly and needs to lose weight? Well, relax! He's not fat, he just has gas! In fact, gas production is normal and healthy. It indicates that your horse... more »

Apr 28, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Horse Trailer Maintenance Tips

Horse Trailer Maintenance Tips

Before you hit the road with horses this season, spending some time on horse trailer maintenance will take you a long way toward staying safe. Start by... more »

Apr 27, 2016 by in Farm Equipment

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 »

Apr 26, 2016 by in Equine Health

Protecting Wood Fencing from Chewing Horses

Protecting Wood Fencing from Chewing Horses

Many horses chew wood fencing, especially when confined in small areas, and can destroy a fence very quickly. Some owners apply foul-tasting coatings to try to deter chewing, but there are... more »

Apr 25, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Topical Fly Repellents: Sprays, Wipes, Paints and Pour-Ons

Topical Fly Repellents: Sprays, Wipes, Paints and Pour-Ons

The battle against insects is waged through a large proportion of the year, especially in spring, summer and fall when flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are in their greatest abundance. Keeping your horse... more »

Apr 24, 2016 by in Fly Control

Safe Plants for Horse Stable Landscaping

Safe Plants for Horse Stable Landscaping

Spring is in the air. It's the perfect time to plan enhancements to your stable's landscape. There are a wide variety of plants that can add color, texture and beauty to the exterior of... more »

Apr 20, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Equine Dry Lot and Shelter Size Recommendations

Equine Dry Lot and Shelter Size Recommendations

A three-sided shed or lean-to can provide adequate shelter for a horse. A 12' by 12' lean-to can accommodate one to two horses. As horse numbers increase, run-in shed dimensions should increase by 12... more »

Apr 19, 2016 by in Barns/Grounds

Six Ways to Slow Horse Feed Intake

Six Ways to Slow Horse Feed Intake

There has been a recent trend to manage horses in a more "natural" manner, especially when it comes to feeding. Extending the length of time horses spend foraging has been linked to... more »

Apr 18, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Fly Traps for the Horse Farm

Fly Traps for the Horse Farm

The idea of fly traps is very appealing especially when the little buggers won't quit pestering you or your horses around the barn. Sticky fly tape, commercial fly traps, bug zappers--all... more »

Apr 17, 2016 by in Fly Control

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 »

Apr 16, 2016 by in Stable Management

 


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