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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

How to Set Board Rates

How to Set Board Rates

Running a boarding operation can be an exciting enterprise but you should probably go into it armed with concrete information about potential costs. This enables you to set rates that compensate... more »

Apr 06, 2014 by in Stable Management

It’s Not Just Sugar That Raises Insulin; Poor-Quality Protein Can, Too!

It’s Not Just Sugar That Raises Insulin; Poor-Quality Protein Can, Too!

Dietary protein supplies the body with amino acids, which the cells can reassemble to form body proteins specific to the tissue the body needs (bones, skin, muscle, etc.). When only one source of... more »

Apr 05, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Connecticut Courts Asked: Are Horses Inherently Dangerous?

Connecticut Courts Asked: Are Horses Inherently Dangerous?

A recent decision handed down by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Vendrella v. Astriab Family Partnership was the latest development in a controversial personal injury lawsuit that has been winding... more »

Apr 04, 2014 by in Stable Management

Why Use Oils in Horse Diets?

Why Use Oils in Horse Diets?

The following information about equine nutrition and oils in horse diets was written by the nutrition experts at Kentucky Equine Research... more »

Apr 03, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

WSU Veterinary College Warns Animal Owners of Tick Paralysis

WSU Veterinary College Warns Animal Owners of Tick Paralysis

Washington State University (WSU) sent out a warning about the potential of tick paralysis in animals and people as spring progresses. The following was provided by Charlie Powell, senior... more »

Apr 02, 2014 in Equine Health

Beware of Poison Ivy

Beware of Poison Ivy

Many horse farms fight an annual battle with poison ivy, especially in the eastern part of the county. And even if you don't have it on your property or you live in another area of the country... more »

Apr 01, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Boarding Contracts: Get It In Writing!

Boarding Contracts: Get It In Writing!

Legal wizards involved in the horse industry make one very clear recommendation: "Get it in writing!" A contract is a written agreement that protects both facility owner and boarder by... more »

Mar 31, 2014 by in Stable Management

Behavioral Considerations When Housing Horses

Behavioral Considerations When Housing Horses

Livestock species all have different housing requirements based on their physical and behavioral needs as well as the amounts and types of exercise and activities in which they participate. If you... more »

Mar 30, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

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