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Safe Horse Trailering Tips from Equine Guelph

Safe Horse Trailering Tips from Equine Guelph

As a horse owner, it's likely that it will be necessary to trailer your horse at one time or another. Whether it's a short distance to nearby trails or several hours' drive to a... more »

Apr 21, 2014 by in Stable Management

Finding New Clients

Finding New Clients

One of the most time-honored marketing tools for any service is that of word-of-mouth. The more you make your boarding barn an attractive facility to existing boarders, the more that good will... more »

Apr 20, 2014 by in Stable Management

Addressing Weight Loss in Mature Horses

Addressing Weight Loss in Mature Horses

Mature horses that begin to lose weight on an unchanging diet are a puzzle for their owners. It's not always easy to find the cause of weight loss and correct the problem. An equine nutritionist... more »

Apr 19, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Three Points for Self-Evaluation and Greater Profitability

Three Points for Self-Evaluation and Greater Profitability

While most people set "resolutions" at the start of a new year, most people don't realize that every day is the start of the rest of the year. Why not take a moment at the start of... more »

Apr 18, 2014 by in Stable Management

On-Farm Communications Need Follow-Up

On-Farm Communications Need Follow-Up

The following article by Stan Moore of Michigan State University Extension focuses on a dairy operation, but the basic concepts are the same for a horse farm or stable. Do your employees know your... more »

Apr 17, 2014 by in Stable Management

Quarantine Advice from MSU

Quarantine Advice from MSU

The recent outbreak of EHV-I in a group of barrel horses in Minnesota provides an unfortunate reminder that the risk of contagious disease transmission such as EHV-I and equine influenza are real.... more »

Apr 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Environmental Management and Equine Gastric Ulcers

Environmental Management and Equine Gastric Ulcers

You may be surprised to discover how common gastric ulcers are in the equine population. Some studies have shown the prevalence of gastric ulcers to be higher than 70% of the observed... more »

Apr 15, 2014 by in Equine Health

Spring Pasture Management Tips

Spring Pasture Management Tips

Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture. We may be off to a slow start for spring, but following some essential pasture management guidelines will help... more »

Apr 14, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Charging Boarders for Extras

Charging Boarders for Extras

While a boarding operation is obligated to provide safe shelter, quality food and water, many horse owners also like and expect other services. These range from feeding additional daily supplements... more »

Apr 13, 2014 by in Stable Management

Tips from a Horse Property Auction Expert

Tips from a Horse Property Auction Expert

Spring is the time of year when farms and farmland often are sold. While many property owners and buyers go the traditional route of listing a property with a realtor and waiting for it to sell... more »

Apr 12, 2014 by in Stable Management

Botulism is a Threat to Horses

Botulism is a Threat to Horses

Equine botulism is most frequently observed in Kentucky and the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States, although it has been reported worldwide. The disease is also known as shaker foal... more »

Apr 11, 2014 by in Equine Health

Recycling Tips for Horse Farms

Recycling Tips for Horse Farms

Horse farms are often considered one of the most "green" businesses. We don't spray a lot of pesticides or spread undue amounts of fertilizer. We seldom till up the land, leading to... more »

Apr 10, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Follow-up to Connecticut “Dangerous Horse” Court Decision

Follow-up to Connecticut “Dangerous Horse” Court Decision

We asked experienced horse person and attorney Milton C. Toby whether we should post "Caution: Horses Bite" signs in light of the recent ruling in Connecticut about whether horses are... more »

Apr 09, 2014 by in Stable Management

What Does Anthropomorphizing Your Horse Mean?

What Does Anthropomorphizing Your Horse Mean?

The word anthropomorphizing is a popular term used in warnings to horse owners and trainers not to anthropomorphize horses. It is a difficult enough word to say (anthro po mor fizing), let alone... more »

Apr 08, 2014 by in Equine Health

Understanding Equine Cushing’s Disease

Understanding Equine Cushing’s Disease

The following information was provided by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Kentucky. Bonnie S. Barr, VMD, DACVIM, walks us through what Cushing's disease is, common clinical signs,... more »

Apr 07, 2014 by in Equine Health

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