Additional Cases Of Anthrax In Texas Horses

On July 29, three additional anthrax cases were reported in Texas. Two horses in Crockett County and one in Uvalde County had been diagnosed with anthrax on July 22, reported the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). To date, there are 14 areas with confirmed cases of anthrax in five Texas counties: Crockett, Kinney, Sutton, Uvalde, […]

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Packing On The Pounds: The Skinny On Skinny Horses

Getting skinny horses to gain weight can be tough, but the only way to pack on the pounds is to maximize energy consumption. This is traditionally done through adding additional quality forage, adding grain or adding in a high-calorie supplement. Many horses can gain weight by being turned out on high-quality pasture for grazing for […]

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Pasture Pals: Horses And Sheep Turned Out Together Can Improve Fields

Research has suggested mixing grazing species on pastures to keep fields healthy, but a new study investigated how sheep and horses interacted while turned out together. The study team, which included Dr. Monika Greguła-Kania from the University of Life Sciences Institute of Animal Breeding and Biodiversity Conservation in Lublin, Poland, sought to see how the […]

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Bureau Of Land Management Sued Over Plans For Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was sued by wild horse advocates regarding a plan to remove wild horses from land in rural Nevada. The plaintiffs include Western Watersheds Project, American Wild Horse Campaign, The Cloud Foundation and land owner Laura Cunningham. The plaintiffs claim the planned removal violates a 40-year-old federal law. Approved in […]

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Drought In Australia Affecting Even Large Thoroughbred Farms

Drought conditions in Australia are affecting all livestock owners, including large Thoroughbred breeding farms, with an increased cost for hay and the potential for limited quality hay in the near future. Farms like Yarraman Stud and Arrowfield are considering or have implemented an additional fee on horse owners to cover the rising cost of quality […]

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Pasture Pointers To Increase Horse Health

Pasture quantity and quality affects the nutritional value it offers horses, as does the season and the amount of grazing time offered. A horse consumes more grass per hour in pastures that are lush; overgrazed or weedy pastures will offer little in the way of nutritional value and will be consumed more slowly. Here are […]

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Easy Ways To Create Healthier Pastures

There are simple measures farm managers and horsemen can take to encourage their pastures to grow lush and resilient. This year, for example, was unusually wet, with significantly higher amounts of rainfall and snowfall. Often, increased moisture leads to sloppy, muddy pastures, which are less than ideal for sprouting thick grass. According to a report […]

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Drug Resistant “Super Worms” Pose New Threat to Horses

Intestinal parasites can wreak havoc with horses of all ages, causing weight loss and damaging not only the gut, but other organs. Typically, the best ways to keep worms at bay include rotating pastures and keeping pastures harrowed regularly. It was also long believed that regular bi-monthly deworming of horses was the best way to […]

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Hay There: What’s The Best Way To Feed Hay?

With all the options available for getting hay into your horse—think about it: nets, feeders, mangers, bags, automatic feeders, from the ground—what’s the best way to feed your horse hay? “Because each horse and farm are different, there is no one best way to feed horses,” says Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., Kentucky Equine Research nutritionist. “Looking at all […]

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