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March-April 2014 Will Be “Barn Fire Prevention Month”

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March-April 2014 Will Be “Barn Fire Prevention Month”

“Data from the National Fire Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org) show that the incidence of barn fires during March and April index higher than any other period of the year,” notes Wayne G. Hipsley, chairman of HorseSafetyUSA.com.

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Recent Equine Rabies Cases Highlight Importance of Vaccinating

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Recent Equine Rabies Cases Highlight Importance of Vaccinating

“The numbers of rabid animals in the wild should be concerning to horse owners because all it takes is one bite from an infected animal for a horse to contract the fatal disease,” says Green.

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Stress and The Equine Immune System

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Stress and The Equine Immune System

At this time of year, cold stress combined with age, low body condition, or some combination of the three may create a situation where horses are more susceptible to illness.

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22nd National Equine Forum Discusses Topics Like Unnecessary Breeding, Ethical Use of Horses in Sport and Much More

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22nd National Equine Forum Discusses Topics Like Unnecessary Breeding, Ethical Use of Horses in Sport and Much More

Whether addressing the problem of unnecessary breeding and the treatment of unwanted horses, the development of a workable equine ID system and a central database or the ethical use of the horse in sport, the consensus was that the industry should pull together to find long-term solutions

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Healthy Horse Show Living – Healthy for Life

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Healthy Horse Show Living – Healthy for Life

We inspect every bale of hay, read about the latest supplements, and agonize over the amount of protein in our horses’ grain. Yet, at a horse show, we won’t think twice about eating a greasy cheeseburger or indulging in a couple of sugary treats.

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Using Crowdfunding to Raise Money For Horse Health Research- To Test Novel Probiotic Compound For Equine Parasites

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Using Crowdfunding to Raise Money For Horse Health Research- To Test Novel Probiotic Compound For Equine Parasites

Nielsen’s crowdfunding project is possibly the first such effort in the field of veterinary science. He started with an ultimate goal of raising $30,000 with defined funding milestones along the way.

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Understand Equine Brain Function to Improve Your Horsemanship

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Understand Equine Brain Function to Improve Your Horsemanship

What do you get when a fifth-generation horseman teams up with a neuroscientist? Though it sounds like the intro to a joke, it’s actually a winning combination.

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Baby Momma Drama: Can a Bad Recipient Mare Have a Negative Effect on Your Foal?

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Baby Momma Drama: Can a Bad Recipient Mare Have a Negative Effect on Your Foal?

While some might think of a recipient mare as simply a “baby making machine,” the mare you choose to carry your foal might have more of an effect on its future than you realize.

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Regardless of Weather Horses Need Supplemental Salt Year Round

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Regardless of Weather Horses Need Supplemental Salt Year Round

In cold seasons, salt helps promote enough water consumption to prevent dehydration. In warm seasons, salt replaces what is lost from perspiration.

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One Study Shows Tapeworm Eggs Associated With Colic

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One Study Shows Tapeworm Eggs Associated With Colic

For a long time tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) were not thought to cause problems in horses. Then some studies, notably in England, found an association between tapeworms and certain types of colic. Other studies have not confirmed a link.

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