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Research on Grazing Behavior in Horses

Research on Grazing Behavior in Horses

An article in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science presented information on production and environmental impacts of grazing that might be of interest to horse owners and property managers. Some of the... more »

Sep 29, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

When is it Time to Sell Extra Horses?

When is it Time to Sell Extra Horses?

How many horses are too many horses for one stable to own? There are many different answers to this question. "First, from an economic standpoint, if the owner is struggling to feed all of the... more »

Sep 28, 2014 by in Stable Management

Compounding Pharmacies, The Real Truth

Compounding Pharmacies, The Real Truth

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health [and] the... more »

Sep 27, 2014 by in Equine Health

Tips for Horse Owners to Avoid Lockouts

Tips for Horse Owners to Avoid Lockouts

Each year, technology seems to advance in every way possible. From smart phones that have the ability to track our eating habits and daily exercise routines to the seamless work of the drone, a device... more »

Sep 26, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Advice to Help Avoid Colic when Transitioning to Hay

Advice to Help Avoid Colic when Transitioning to Hay

The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are delightful for human and horse alike. But as nature slips toward a dormant state, hay becomes the forage of choice for most horses. Hay is dead grass. Once... more »

Sep 25, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Contract Checkup

Contract Checkup

Automobiles need regular maintenance to avoid the dreaded CHECK ENGINE light, annual physicals can reveal potentially serious medical conditions, and adherence to a schedule of vaccinations and... more »

Sep 24, 2014 by in Stable Management

Financial Emergency Preparedness

Financial Emergency Preparedness

Life’s emergency situations require advanced preparation and planning. The first step is organizing your financial information. Do you have an appropriate place for filing each document... more »

Sep 23, 2014 by in Stable Management

Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Most horse owners have heard about strongyles, bots, ascarids, and various other parasites that live in the equine gastrointestinal tract. Collectively known as worms, these parasites can be kept in... more »

Sep 22, 2014 by in Equine Health

How to Make Extra Horses Pay for Themselves

How to Make Extra Horses Pay for Themselves

"Making horses pay for themselves is more difficult than perhaps it was five years ago," said Mike Yoder, extension assistant professor and specialist extension horse husbandry at North... more »

Sep 21, 2014 in Stable Management

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Because of the horse's prominent eye and outdoor environment, injuries to the eye are quite common. Prompt treatment is essential as these injuries can threaten a horse's vision. Common... more »

Sep 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

In many areas of the country, we are losing space to ride and keep horses as developments encroach into what were once rural areas. Fields and forests are being replaced with homes and shopping centers... more »

Sep 19, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Succession Planning For Your Equine Business

Succession Planning For Your Equine Business

You have devoted a lifetime of work to develop a successful, profitable, reputable stable. When it is time to retire, or your body can no longer handle the physical demands, what will happen to... more »

Sep 18, 2014 by in Stable Management

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Is your horse picky about drinking water when he's away from home? Maybe the local water smells or tastes just a little bit different from what he's used to, and this is enough to back him... more »

Sep 17, 2014 by in Equine Health

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

A survey-based research project is being conducted by Melissa Kelson, a student at the Royal Veterinary College in Great Britain, to compare and contrast the evaluation of body condition by owners,... more »

Sep 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

We have been busy here in the laboratory working on a number of different research projects. One of these is our "Let the germs get the worms" project. Thanks to all of you out there, we have raised... more »

Sep 15, 2014 by in Equine Health

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