Multiple viral diseases are carried by mosquitoes to horses and humans.
You need to use several types of insect control to keep your horses comfortable during flying pest seasons.
Midges and flies are not only irritants, but they can carry diseases to your horses.
Timing of vaccinations and boosters can better protect horses that travel to events.
Here are tips on creating a survey to garner insights into what your riding lesson students and boarding clients really think.
There are many reasons why horse owners and stable managers change professional service providers, but do so in a courteous and professional manner.
You have an important job when handling a horse for a vet or farrier: protect yourself, the professional and the horse from harm.
Most states in the USA have adopted equine activity liability statutes. The intent is to encourage equine-related activities and business while limiting the civil (tort) ability of individuals to sue organizers or sponsors at events if they suffer harm at equine events and activities.
As with any disease, prevention is worth a pound of cure. With equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), this would be the best objective since not only is it difficult to identify that a horse has EPM in the early stages, but also because even with aggressive treatment, lingering neurologic deficits can remain.
Neurologic diseases can often be difficult to identify in their early stages unless you know some things to look for. One disease that presents with a variety of abnormal neurologic signs is caused by one or two protozoan organisms, and is referred to as equine protozoal myelitis (EPM).
When you hire an employee, you are always hopeful that the contractual arrangement will be a perfect fit for both you and the employee. But what happens when things begin to go wrong...
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 to target stable flies and houseflies, which are the majority of flies pestering your horses.
When people work for you, good communication is essential to establishing a good relationship and to informing the employee about your expectations. To get a measure of how they are living up to the expected job tasks, it is standard practice to inform an employee about his or her performance over a 6-month to year-long period.