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Perform Farm Machinery Repairs in the Off Season

Perform Farm Machinery Repairs in the Off Season

Don't wait till the last minute to see if your machinery is ready to go to work. "Too often a person gets ready to cut or bale hay, and the machinery needs maintenance or you have to... more »

Aug 17, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Controversies of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy

Controversies of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy

The most recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has finally subsided. Once again this outbreak served to alert horse owners and veterinarians of how prevalent and devastating... more »

Aug 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Five Time Savers For Fall

Five Time Savers For Fall

Warm summer days are drawing to a close and cooler, damper, snowy winter weather looms in the weeks ahead. Use your time wisely this fall to create a routine that offers "you" time while... more »

Aug 15, 2014 by in Stable Management

From the Ground Up; 10 Years of Exploring Equine Competition Surfaces

From the Ground Up; 10 Years of Exploring Equine Competition Surfaces

The idea of one perfect training surface for all horses does not hold water. Over the past 10 years, University of Guelph researcher, Jeff Thomason, PhD, has been covering a great deal of ground studying a... more »

Aug 14, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Colorado Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Colorado Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

The following information from Colorado State University was written about ticks in Colorado, so please consult with your local county extension agent to determine the species of ticks that are... more »

Aug 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Scenario Planning: Avoid Problems When Things Go Wrong

Scenario Planning: Avoid Problems When Things Go Wrong

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. Which means what you plan often doesn’t work out for whatever reason, so you better have a Plan B, and Plan C, and Plan D! more »

Aug 12, 2014 by in Stable Management

Tips on Upgrading/Replacing Older Machinery

Tips on Upgrading/Replacing Older Machinery

Bob Coleman, PhD, State Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky, said the biggest decision about older equipment is whether to replace an old machine or spend a lot of money on repairs... more »

Aug 10, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Advice on Choosing a Slow Feeder for Hay

Advice on Choosing a Slow Feeder for Hay

Slow hay feeders are a wonderful development for equines because they allow only a few bits of hay to be withdrawn at a time. This mimics the natural feeding pattern, keeps the horse busy for a long... more »

Aug 09, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Job Satisfaction is Important

Job Satisfaction is Important

Every satisfied, productive and retainable employee needs both pride and hope. An employer can recognize accomplishments for a service or production-level product that offers the employee a sense of... more »

Aug 08, 2014 by in Stable Management

Tips on Becoming A Successful Saver

Tips on Becoming A Successful Saver

Many people want to save money, especially to have a "rainy day" account that could help out in times of emergency. But many people don't know how to get started and develop the spending habit.... more »

Aug 07, 2014 by in Stable Management

Advances in Equine Orthopedic Surgery

Advances in Equine Orthopedic Surgery

Equine athletic activities can be the some of the most exhilarating events in all of sports. Secretariat's immortal Triple... more »

Aug 06, 2014 by in Equine Health

Understanding Starch Digestion in the Horse

Understanding Starch Digestion in the Horse

Several factors determine how quickly and thoroughly starch is digested by horses. These include properties of the starch granule; the effect of processing; associated food structures such as plant... more »

Aug 05, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Developing the Sport Horse: Cross Training

Developing the Sport Horse: Cross Training

Whether it be a football player studying ballet or a dressage horse learning to work cows, cross-training is a central pillar to athletic success and longevity... more »

Aug 04, 2014 by in Equine Health

Become Familiar With Your Farm Equipment

Become Familiar With Your Farm Equipment

Sometimes as horse folks, we tend to neglect, or take for granted, the horse power around our farm that doesn't eat and poop. This is the first in a series of articles about equipment around your farm... more »

Aug 03, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Recovering from Colic Surgery--Feeding and Nutrition Advice

Recovering from Colic Surgery--Feeding and Nutrition Advice

Surgery is one of those necessary evils. It helps your horse overcome whatever is ailing him, yet at the same time, it can give him a new list of concerns and ailments--pain, inflammation, risk... more »

Aug 02, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

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