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Be sure to remember your horses' hooves, warmth, and feeding regimens during cold weather.
Good feeding practices are the key to prevention
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay...
Keep an eye on their diet and lessen the stressors during a show
Horses like having a daily routine. When they're taken to shows, the ability to manage the disruptions can make a difference in their performance. Dave Freeman is an extension equine...
A crooked road on the back of a horse led to a music career
Horses and music have always been a part of Jaida Dreyer's world. The up-and-coming country music artist was born in Canada, raised in several U.S. states, and is now living in Nashville,...
The right arena design and construction makes a huge difference for the safety of all involved
Building a horse arena gives you functional space for all kinds of equine activity. The size you need depends on your discipline, but any solid, safe arena starts with good site preparation....
Age and health of your horse are two factors
The decision to retire a horse should not be made solely on age. Carey Williams is an extension equine specialist at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She says some 20-year-old horses...
A living legend of the American West could be grazing in your pasture
Radio interview source: Dave Berg, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Wild horses running free across the...
Roughage should be number one feed source to create heat from the inside
Winter is right around the corner and it is time to think about maintaining horses through the winter, says Rebecca Bott, South Dakota State University Extension Equine Specialist. The ideal body...
Horses hate being cooped up with nothing to do
Radio interview source: Sue Loly, Large Animal Technical Supervisor, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Listen to the radio mp3 or read below There are many reasons why a...
Dry weather can mean bacterial infection on the rise
Drought can mean dry skin and more insect bites for horses, and that can be trouble. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine medicine and surgery in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary...