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Learn what the signs are, how it's transmitted, and prevention
Equine herpesvirus is highly-contagious disease among horses, donkeys, and mules. It’s spread by close contact, and causes respiratory infection, abortion, and neurological disease. Becky...
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Watch out for vermin that bug your horse's ears
A horse uses its ears to express itself. Their position can tell you a lot about the horse’s mood. But if he shakes his head, won’t let you put the bridle on, and doesn’t like his...
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Deb Miller's journey from corporate America to the green pastures of northeast Oklahoma.
Why Deb Miller thinks "a bad day on the farm is still better than a good day in the office."
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Kids love horses, but riding or being around them can be dangerous. Follow these tips from Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (fs4jk.org) to help keep everyone safe and happy.
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This Iowa couple took the plunge and moved from town to their country home where they breed racehorses, birdwatch, and garden.
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Leave the tractor in the shed and hitch up the horse for more flexibility and less environmental damage
If you have a woodlot of 10-acres or less, bulldozing your way through it to take out a few trees can do more harm than good. Using horses to haul logs out of the timber allows you to be selective...
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Obesity in horses in a common problem, and owners should know how to evaluate and manage their horse’s weight.
Is your horse too fat? Just as snug-fitting clothing or becoming winded after going up a flight of stairs might be an indication to people that they’ve gained some extra weight, so a horse...
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Your chance to mold a new foal's personality happens within days of birth
Through a process called imprinting, a newborn foal will learn to relate well to humans and accept new things with interest, rather than suspicion. Imprinting is the first step toward a well-trained...
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"Horses remain vastly important to many Native Americans, especially the Plains tribes, as objects of pride, as tokens of tradition, and for the ancient values they help channel into a difficult...
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Readers love sharing their animal photos with us. These cute couples came to us from a photo contest on Facebook. We were all smiles when we thought a few of them brought a song to mind. What songs...

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