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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...
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...
Why Deb Miller thinks "a bad day on the farm is still better than a good day in the office."
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.
This Iowa couple took the plunge and moved from town to their country home where they breed racehorses, birdwatch, and garden.
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...